Bonus Talk! Brother Jonathan: Steamships, Freedom, and Black Immigration

Stream live via our Facebook page OR  attend the talk in-person on Thursday, December 30th from 7-8pm. 

“Brother Jonathan: Steamships, Freedom, and Black Immigration 1858-1865”

Presented by Zachary Stocks of Oregon Black Pioneers

Before she became Oregon’s most famous shipwreck, the steamship Brother Jonathan was a symbol of freedom for Black communities on the West Coast. Brother Jonathan, and other steamers, played a role in the West Coast’s Underground Railroad and ferried hundreds of Black freedom seekers from San Francisco and Portland to Victoria, BC in the 1850s.

Please note that while we are excited to reintroduce in-person Thursday Talsk, an audience cap of 50 will be enforced, to include physically distanced seating.  Face coverings are required, except while seated and eating or drinking.  Doors to the Lovell Showroom open at 6 pm, with food & beverages available via the Taproom window. All ages welcome and never a cover! This event will also stream LIVE via our Facebook page at 7 pm at

Learn more about Oregon Black Pioneers here.

WHERE: Lovell Showroom, 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103 Map