First Stop: Pittsburgh, PA

Albert Einstein’s quote, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know” has become my personal mantra as I try to develop a fuller, more inclusive understanding of the United States, both historically and contemporaneously.  Travel can be a wonderful conduit to helping us reflect on histories, cultures, events, ideas, people & places we have never considered before.   I will be using this space to share travel experiences that have helped me broaden my understanding of the contributions of persons of color to our US history.

First Stop: Pittsburgh, PA

Traveling home from Pittsburgh last month, I found a wealth of Black history in their airport.  Home grown military heros, Pulitizer Prize winning playwright, humanitarian & Baseball Hall of Famer and contemporary Broadway stars are all captured in photographs & murals throughout the terminals.  Kudos Pittsburgh!

Tomorrow: Contemporary Pittsburgh “Stars”

Tuskegee Airmen Tribute

The Red Tails Sign Board

Teenie Harris, photographer for Pittsburgh Courier

Teeny Harris Wall Mural

T. Harris’ photo of International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Savoy Ballroom, 1942