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African Americans in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh is a working city, in no small part thanks to its strong African American community.


As an integral stop on the Underground Railroad, many enslaved people traveled through Pittsburgh on their way further North, and many still decided to stay. During the Great Migration of the early 20th century, Pittsburgh was again a main destination for African Americans from the rural South; approximately 95% of these men became steelworkers. There was never one centralized neighborhood where a majority of the Black population lived, but Jim Crow discrimination was still rampant, even in a city such as Pittsburgh. Photographs captured by famed Pittsburgh photographer Charles "Teenie" Harris show the candid experiences of residents, including the achievements and celebrations of people struggling in adversity and finding happiness in their families and community.


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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.

Kindle Book

  • Release date: November 5, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781439617847
  • File size: 53832 KB
  • Release date: November 5, 2013

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781439617847
  • File size: 53832 KB
  • Release date: November 5, 2013

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
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subjects

History Nonfiction

Languages

English

Pittsburgh is a working city, in no small part thanks to its strong African American community.


As an integral stop on the Underground Railroad, many enslaved people traveled through Pittsburgh on their way further North, and many still decided to stay. During the Great Migration of the early 20th century, Pittsburgh was again a main destination for African Americans from the rural South; approximately 95% of these men became steelworkers. There was never one centralized neighborhood where a majority of the Black population lived, but Jim Crow discrimination was still rampant, even in a city such as Pittsburgh. Photographs captured by famed Pittsburgh photographer Charles "Teenie" Harris show the candid experiences of residents, including the achievements and celebrations of people struggling in adversity and finding happiness in their families and community.


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