It Did Happen Here is an independently produced podcast about anti-fascist struggles that took place in Portland, Oregon following the 1988 murder of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw by racist skinheads. This is the story of how disparate groups used a diversity of tactics to fight neo-nazi violence and right wing organizing in the Rose City in the 1980s and 90s...
IDHH 2: The Murder of Mulugeta Seraw
Late one night in November 1988 racist skinheads attacked a group of Ethiopian immigrants in the working class Kerns neighborhood of Southeast Portland.
28-year-old Mulugeta Seraw died from wounds inflicted by his three assailants. His attackers were all young men, ages 19, 23 and 24: a punk rocker, a homecoming king with substance use issues and a street kid; and all members of East Side White Pride, a racist neo-nazi crew.
IDHH 1: Setting the Scene
In the late 1980s, Portland was a known haven for racist skinheads. They roamed the core of Portland unhindered.
In this episode we hear from the punks in the late 1980s Portland punk scene, a place fraught with violence and conflict. We also hear about the recruiting and radicalization of Portland's skinheads by right wing and white nationalist organizers.
It Did Happen Here is a history of the unlikely collaboration between groups of immigrants, civil rights activists, militant youth and queer organizers in the late 80s and early 90s in in Portland, Oregon who successfully fought neo nazi violence and right wing organizing.
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