Black History Month 2017: Celebrating African-American Heritage

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — February is Black History Month and all month long, KDKA will be celebrating the local African-American heritage and some of the leaders.

Feb. 3, 2017 — When Sylvia Wilson accepted the position as the chair of Alcosan’s Board of Directors, she didn’t realize she would be making history as the first African-American and the first woman in that job.

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Feb. 7, 2017 — California University of Pennsylvania President Geraldine Jones has been making history since she was a student there – more than 45 years ago.

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Feb. 9, 2017 — The New Horizon Theater is shining a spotlight on the life of one of Pittsburgh’s greatest Negro League Baseball players with the production, “Josh: The Black Babe Ruth.” For more information, visit: NewHorizonTheater.org

 

Feb. 14, 2017 — Officials at the Thelma Williams Lovette YMCA in the Hills District say their swimming program is doing a lot of good for the community.

 

Feb. 16, 2017 — Taking a look at a unique video database that is safeguarding the history of African-Americans, as told by the people who lived it.

 

Feb. 21, 2017 — The Carnegie Museum acquired the Teenie Harris collection in 2001 and created an endowed position to organize the nearly 80,000 images, prints and evidence of his work. For the full story, visit this link.

 

Feb. 23, 2017 — Delving into Dollar Bank’s documents where a local family was able to trace its roots back to a pivotal moment in Pittsburgh history.

 

Feb. 28, 2017 — The bravery of one slave in South Carolina during the Civil War led to a unique fort here in Pittsburgh. Here is the story of Fort Robert Smalls…

 

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