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March 24, 2021

Daisy Lampkin

Best known as a widely respected NAACP organizer, Daisy Lampkin spent decades tirelessly crusading for civil and women’s rights through a variety of local and national organizations.

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March 19, 2021

Meet Winnie the Welder

Today “Rosie the Riveter” symbolizes all American women who worked in the nation’s defense industries during World War II. Congress confirmed this when the Senate passed a bill authorizing the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal at the end of 2020.

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December 30, 2020

MGM’s “Words and Music,” 1948: A Holiday Turning Point

During the holiday season of 1948, three well-known performing artists with Western Pennsylvania connections all appeared in the same motion picture: MGM’s movie musical “Words and Music." For each of the performers—Gene Kelly, Perry Como, and Lena Horne­—the film marked a turning point.

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