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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.

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.