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August 5, 2015

From Stands to Stadium: Josh Gibson

A plaque in the National Baseball Hall of Fame credits Negro League slugger Josh Gibson with “almost 800 home runs,” earning him his popular nickname the “Black Babe Ruth.” Considered the greatest slugger in Negro League history, perhaps it is more fulfilling to call Babe Ruth the “White Josh Gibson.”

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June 10, 2015

Remembering Billy Strayhorn

Pittsburgh’s Jazz legacy includes some of the greatest musicians, composers, arrangers, and singers in the history of the music. One of the greatest composers and arrangers was Westinghouse High School graduate Billy Strayhorn.

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April 8, 2015

Mildred Martin Allen and the Hill District’s Satellites Softball Team

Learn about Mildred Allen and the Hill District's Satellites softball team. In 1970, the team was sponsored by the United Black Front, a cultural nationalist organization involved with progressive community activities that included economic development and civil rights.

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