Michael Connolly, performing and fine arts, includes information of local interest in his classes that take place on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday each year. Connolly used to live on N. Chautauqua Blvd. located about a mile from campus. When the land in that area was subdivided in 1925, there were racial covenants on the property: “No part of said land shall be used or occupied by any Negro, Chinese, or Japanese, except that persons of said races may be employed thereon as servants.” In 1926, the same restriction was added for “Italians, Greeks, Hindus, Armenians, or Indians.” Both covenants were renewed after 20 years and were officially in effect until 1964. As Connolly points out in his classes, this type of legally sanctioned exclusion taking place so recently usually surprises Portlanders, but it was taking place right here in the University’s neighborhood. For more information contact Connolly at 7297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.