A kid visits August Wilson Cultural Center in downtown Pittsburgh

David visits August Wilson Cultural Center in downtown Pittsburgh; (c) Soul Of America


Pittsburgh is an amalgam of Eastern and Midwest cities that managed to produce world-class black theatre and jazz. Today, it’s navigating to a new black identity to blend with its heritage.

Remember the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays.

Cultural Sites
August Wilson Center African American Culture is must-visit

Restaurants & Nightclubs
The Steel City has been up and down in this area

Shops & Galleries
Check out Ujamaa Collective on Saturdays

Hill District
The Historic Heart of the Black ‘Burg

Kuntu Black Theatre
Pioneered by Rob Penny, August Wilson & Dr. Lillie

A Jazz Foundry
Jazz fans should revere the Crawford Grill

Heritage Sites
Freedom Corner stopped Black Removal Project in the 1950s

Family Attractions
Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum has a lot to brag about

General Attractions
The Strip District is not what you think

Heinz Hall, a favorite of jazz legend George Benson

Trivia & Famous Residents
Lena Horne, Josh Gibson, Tony Dorsett, Billy Eckstine and more


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