Black Pittsburgh

Sarah Boden / 90.5 WESA

Hundreds of demonstrators occupied the intersection of Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill for over two-and-a-half hours Saturday afternoon, as some speakers challenged participants to redouble their efforts on behalf of the cause.


The current civil rights movement has been an emotionally and intellectually taxing experience for many Black Americans who are confronting injustices that stretch back generations.

Megan Harris / 90.5 WESA


Ensuring Pittsburgh's African Americans enjoy economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights has been at the forefront of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh for 100 years.

"Teenie" Harris / Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Family Fund

Cities like Harlem and Chicago are often associated with “The Great Black Renaissance,” but for a brief  time in the 20th century, Pittsburgh was an epicenter for black art, sports, business and political influence.