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CITY OF PITTSBURGH BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION FEATURES TRIBUTE TO NEGRO BASEBALL LEAGUE

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBIT

An exhibit celebrating Black History Month will be displayed in the lobby of the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh beginning on Monday, February 3, and continuing through Friday, February 28, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Pittsburgh Negro League: Hall of Fame" will showcase Pittsburgh's many Negro League Hall of Famers through the display of photos, artifacts and memorabilia. The exhibit spotlighting individual players, teams and owners will include photos from Crown Antique & Collectibles and negroleaguehistory.com, reproductions of a dozen portaits by artist Graig Kreindler, books, cards and other collectibles.

The display also will include a continuous screening of the award-winning documentary "Kings of the Hill: Baseball's Forgotten Men," which spotlights the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays.

PUBLIC INVITED TO FEBRUARY 4 RECEPTION

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.

For more information, visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/events.

 

Published

01.23.2020

Contacts

Mary Beth Mueller
Publicist
Special Events
412.351.7702
marybeth.mueller@pittsburghpa.gov
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