Emmanuel “Onry” Henreid is one of the few black opera singers in the north-western United States.
In June, he and Portland State University student Madisen Hallberg went viral for their impromptu duet of the national anthem – a moment of racial unity during the Black Lives Matter protests.
But Onry’s story sheds light on persisting inequalities in Portland – and beyond.
Produced by Hannah Long-Higgins and Chelsea Bailey.
Additional filming by Anna Weltner and Joni Whitworth, and sound by Sean Cumming.
Special thanks to Future Prairie Productions.