The exhibit will be displayed in City-County Building throughout Black History Month
This free exhibit – titled "A Call to Freedom” – features photographs and other memorabilia to honor the role of African Americans in the Armed Forces during the Civil War period, including their roles as soldiers, nurses and field doctors. The display includes a look at the U.S. Colored Troops, one of the first predominantly African American regiments in the U.S. Armed Forces.
City-County Building lobby
414 Grant Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
February 4 – 28, 2013
weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The 2013 celebration of Black History Month is presented by Citiparks and is sponsored by BNY Mellon and WAMO 100.
FEB. 4 EVENING RECEPTION KICKED OFF EXHIBIT OPENING
A reception on Monday, February 4, 2013 celebrated the opening of "A Call to Freedom."
The ceremony in the City-County Building lobby included refreshments, musical entertainment by Kevin Howard and remarks by individuals involved with the City's Black History Month celebration.
The opening reception also included a special performance by the Soldier's & Sailors own 6th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops Drum & Fife Youth Re-enactment Group.
(To see the gallery, please click on the thumbnail below)