Visiting August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh

A youthful visit of August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh; (c) Soul Of America


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Pittsburgh’s black community first came for freedom. As early as 1750, both French and British forces, seeking control of America’s waterways to the west, sheltered fugitive slaves here to great dissatisfaction of slaveholders … More

Cultural Sites
August Wilson Center for African American Culture features Pittsburgh’s contributions to black culture with visual arts, stage plays, Jazz, Negro Leagues Baseball exhibitions and … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Though Dowes on Ninth is gone, Amani Coffeehouse & Café, Savoy, Kaya, Wilson’s Bar-be-que and other restaurants keep it real when when you visit Steeltown for business or pleasure … More

Shops and Galleries
The pickin’s are slim, but you can find Afrocentric books, clothes, jewelry, masks, statues, incense, oils, music, drums, gifts … More

Hill District
From the 1920s to the 1940s, no other city better defined the athletic genius and social impact of black baseball than Pittsburgh. As headquarters for two great Negro League teams … More

Kuntu Black Theatre
Before he blew up, August Wilson had a playwright partner that was just as prolific, but better known regionally, Rob Penny. Penny and Wilson had already formed Black Horizons Theatre Company as a creative vehicle … More

Places of Worship
Bethel AME Church, St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, Wesley Center AME Zion Church, First Church of God in Christ … More

Heritage Sites
Freedom Corner Memorial began as protest site directly across from St. Benedict the Moor Church the protest was spurred when in the 1950s, when Downtown development encroached on the lower Hill District … More

Family Attractions
The Rink at PPG Place, Carnegie Science Center, PNC Park, Heinz Field, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh Zoo, PPG Aquarium, Sandcastle Waterpark, Kennywood Park … More

A Jazz Foundry
Believe it or not, Pittsburgh is a Jazz Foundry in the nation by producing far more Jazz legends that its population size would suggest. Only NYC and Chicago can boast of more Jazzmen. The city caused … More

General Attractions
Housed in a 19th century railroad station, Station Square is one of Pittsburgh residents’ favorite outings. Along with superb riverfront views, it contains more than 40 specialty shops and restaurants … More

Heinz Hall, Benedum Center for Performing Arts, Byham Theater, O’Reilly Theater, Carnegie Art Museum, and Carnegie Musical Hall anchor the city’s mainstream arts scene … More

Trivia and Famous Residents
The city has transitioned from a stodgy steelmaker to the forefront of medicine, education and banking headquarters. Asa medical innovator, it is known for pioneering organ transplant surgery, diabetes, cardiology … More

Events held in Pittsburgh unless otherwise specified … More 

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