Beyond Adversity

Explore the struggles and successes of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania throughout 250 years of history. Learn about the African American experience through Pittsburgh’s role in the abolition movement, the Underground Railroad, Pittsburgh’s groundbreaking jazz scene, and sports teams, including the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords.

Exhibits explored include From Slavery to Freedom, Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, Special Collections, and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

Grades: Designed for grades 4 – 12
Time: 1.5 hours
Maximum: 125 students
Cost: $7 per student

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Beyond AdversityPlacing InnovationMany Faces, One CityPittsburgh’s PastimesLeadership and LegacyHistory HighlightsSelf-Guided TourHistory Center and Fort Pitt Museum Tour


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