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”