Joe Streckert (Interesting Times) is talking about Robertson v Baldwin, a US Supreme Court case out of Oregon carved out an exception to the 13th emendment, which banned slavery. When it came to maritime labor, sailors could still be forced to work against their will, despite what the Constitution said.
Finn JD John (Offbeat Oregon History and author of Wicked Portland) will get into a rogue’s gallery of the members of America’s most exclusive club: The FBI’s Most Wanted list. Featuring a gangster, a murderer, and the Sandy Chief of Police.
Stumptown Stories, batshit crazy stories from the murkiest, weirdest, and nuttiest corners of Portland history, takes place the second Tuesday of every month at the Jack London.
Admission is free. Doors open at 7:00 PM, 21 and over only.