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Black migration making great impact on Pittsburgh region

Jobs in the region’s steel mills were a draw for southern black Americans in the 20 years before World War I, but their skills and experience were greatly ignored, members of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society members were told at a Black History Month presentation Sunday.

Among those steel mills was one in Vandergrift, according to Samuel S.W. Black, director of African American programs at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

Much of his Black History Month address outlined economist Abraham Epstein’s 1918 sociological study for his University of Pittsburgh dissertation. Epstein noted the most blacks moved to the eastern part of Pittsburgh in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Black said.

Although Epstein’s study included some “curiously racist” words such…

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Celebrating African-American Heritage – CBS Pittsburgh

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Open Doors Pittsburgh Ride with the King bus tour of African American churches

PITTSBURGH – Open Doors Pittsburgh kicked off Black History Month during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Visitors heard first-hand stories from Pittsburgh’s African American church community leaders.

It was all part of the nonprofit’s Ride with the…

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Nonprofit offers tour of Pittsburgh churches, black history in honor of King

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh nonprofit is hosting a tour of city churches in honor of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh is organizing “Ride With the King: Black History Tour” on Jan. 19, organizers said, days before King’s birthday, a federal holiday.

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What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Jan. 14-20, 2019

Pierogi-making, Punxsutawney Phil, and a pancake party.

Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline

Several important community conversations are planned for this week, from a talk with Trayvon Martin’s mom to a discussion about racial inequity in local schools to a meet-up about women in the workplace.

For something more light-hearted, there’s a pierogi-making class, lunch with Punxsutawney Phil, a pancake party, and the debut of a sculpture made of straws.

Here’s what’s on tap for the next seven days.

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Monday, Jan. 14

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Doors Open Pittsburgh offers tour of local African-American history

Doors Open Pittsburgh is offering a bus tour and directions for a self-guided tour of African-American history for a one-day event from 9 a.m. to 2:30 …
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