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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.

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.

November 30, 2016

Riot Gear and Red Vests: Remembering 1968 with the Pittsburgh Police Collection

The topic of police-community relations seems to be constantly in the news these days. Many of the questions that we now ask regarding the role of the police and the relationship with surrounding communities have been asked for decades. As we look back at one of the country’s most tumultuous years, we can see similar questions arise in Pittsburgh between the police and the public.