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February 27, 2020

“Lifting as we climb”: The Aurora Reading Club Records

"Lifting as we climb" means to encourage and provide for others while making one’s way in the world, following the discourse of W.E.B. Du Bois’ racial uplift theory of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is what Pittsburgh’s Aurora Reading Club did at its founding in 1894 and continues to do after 124 years. With so much history and plenty more to make, the Aurora Reading Club records kept in the Detre Library & Archives continue to expand with new additions.

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February 26, 2020

The African American Experience in Pittsburgh, Virginia – Part 2

Research for the Fort Pitt Museum’s new exhibition involved a deep dive into the community of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania on the eve of the American Revolution.

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February 19, 2020

The African American Experience in Pittsburgh, Virginia – Part 1

Research for the Fort Pitt Museum’s new exhibition involved a deep dive into the community of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania on the eve of the American Revolution.

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