What’s In A Name? Portland Neighborhood Questions Historic High School Name

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Thomas Jefferson High School, or ‘Jeff’ as alumni and locals fondly call it, is a historic pillar of North Portland.

Its first graduating class was in 1912, and the school has the largest populations of African-American high school students in the state. But some people are questioning whether the founding father is an appropriate representative for this student body. Check out the full story.

By Erica Morrison, OPB


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