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Phil Knight Donates to Portland Block

Phil Knight, owner of Nike shoes, has donated $400 million to help restore Albina, the core of the Black community in Portland, Oregon. Black history in the state of Oregon is a complicated thing. In 1851, it was literally a crime to be Black and be in Oregon territory. The state’s original constitution, written in […]

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Phil Knight of Nike Donates $500 Million to U of O

Phil Knight, former head of Nike, has donated half a billion dollars to the University of Oregon – for the second time. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Phil Knight attended the University of Oregon in the late 1950s. He graduated in ’59 with a degree in journalism, but the real set up for success […]