The Oregon Historical Society announced that Jo Ogden, a Portland Legal Assistant, won the Society’s Palmer Award for her article, “Ghadar, Historical Silences, and Notions of Belonging: Early 1900s Punjabis of the Columbia River.”
Read the article here.
This award is given in recognition of the best article published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly during the previous year. It was voted on by members of the Quarterly’s Editorial Advisory Board. One of the advisory board members gave his/her review: “There is no contest, in my opinion. Johanna’s article on the Sikh and Punjabi communities in the PNW, and especially in Astoria and Oregon, is superb and the clear winner.”
The Society will give Jo the Joel Palmer award at the OHS’s annual meeting on May 18th at noon. You can view more here: http://www.ohs.org/research/quarterly/summer-2012.cfm
The remembrance/honoring of this history will occur in Astoria October 4 and 5, 2013. View the proclamation here.