The Grange: The Movement Overlooked
- Date: Wednesday - 14 November 2012
- Time: 7-8:30 pm
- Location: 236 Smith Center, Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway
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Born in the aftermath of the Civil War, for more than 140 years the Grange has played
an important role in the fight for prosperity and opportunity for farmers and rural
Americans. It was at the forefront in lobbying for regulation of transportation and public
utilities, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890), the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and
Universal Suffrage (1919). The Grange has been the driving force behind improving
transportation, waterways; rural postal delivery and how we vote. Additionally, it
established cooperative stores and elevators. Learn how the Grange has weaved itself
into your everyday life.
Theresa Thorud is Program Director of the Washington–Yamhill Pomona Grange. She
has done extensive research on the history of Granges and on fraternal insurance..
History of Social Justice Organizing is an ongoing series of presentations by activists
and scholars on a wide variety of social justice organizing both in Portland and
elsewhere. A program of Occupy History.