BLACK HISTORY MONTH -- City of Pittsburgh Celebrates with Tribute to Negro League Baseball
An exhibit celebrating Black History Month is on display in the lobby of the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh Monday, February 3, through Friday, February 28, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Pittsburgh Negro League: Hall of Fame" showcases Pittsburgh's many Negro League Hall of Famers through the display of photos, artifacts and memorabilia. The exhibit spotlighting individual players, teams and owners includes photos from Crown Antique & Collectibles and negroleaguehistory.com, reproductions of a dozen portraits by artist Graig Kreindler, books, cards and other collectibles. The display also includes a continuous screening of sports historian Rob Ruck's award-winning documentary "Kings of the Hill: Baseball's Forgotten Men," which spotlights the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays.
The public is invited to attend the exhibit's opening reception on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m.
The ceremony in the City-County Building lobby will include remarks by Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and others involved with the City's Black History Month celebration, refreshments and entertainment by Michael Bernabe. Serving as keynote speaker will be sports historian Rob Ruck, a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Ruck wrote and co-produced the "Kings of the Hill: Baseball's Forgotten Men" documentary.