Transcript: Vietnam War – Local Pittsburgh Content

Samuel W Black, director of African American Program at the History Center:

In our partnership with the New-York Historical Society we decided not to change the script they had developed for the exhibit, but we wanted to add local content to the exhibition. So in this section of the exhibit, which the New-York Historical Society called “Home Front” and “War Front” – on the “War Front” side, the change we made was to take out the original case of artifacts that New York had designed and instead put in what we call a Hooch tent. And that gave us the opportunity to include artifacts from some of our local veterans.