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August 4, 2016

John Woodruff at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin

University of Pittsburgh freshman and Connellsville, Pa., native John Woodruff won the 800-meter gold medal with a time of 1:52.9 in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Adolf Hitler’s Berlin, Germany.

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.

February 10, 2016

Camp James Weldon Johnson

Camp James Weldon Johnson, named after the author, diplomat, and NAACP leader, was established in 1939 as a "fresh air" camp, drawing African American attendees from Pittsburgh and its surrounding neighborhoods.