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February 16, 2017

Breaking Down Barriers: Paul Lawrence Peeler and the Pittsburgh Public Schools

As Pittsburgh's public school system's first full-time African American educator, Paul Lawrence Peeler was a pioneer in black education.

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February 1, 2017

A Jazz Legacy: Mary Lou Williams

As an American jazz hub during the 1930s, Pittsburgh propelled one musician - Mary Lou Williams - to break jazz’s all-male barrier and become one of the most innovative artists of all time.

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February 17, 2016

Tools of Oppression: Cotton Cards

Besides the cotton gin, in lower scale production, cotton cards were utilized to process raw cotton. Learn more about cotton cards that once belonged to former slave Mary Ann Carlton.

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