Happy Black History Month from the Lower Hill Redevelopment! This Black History Month the Lower Hill Development Team highlighted Black owned businesses that have made significant contributions to the Lower Hill Redevelopment project and Hill District community!
Carter G. Woodson, an author and historian, launched Negro History Week in 1926, choosing the month of February to also honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. On its 50th anniversary, that observance was officially expanded into Black History Month. #MakingBlackHistory
In an early kick-off, the Lower Hill Development team joined local civic leaders, partners and friends for a Black Hockey History Game at PPG Paints Arena Sunday January 30th, 2022. Among those pictured, Pittsburgh's newly elected Mayor, Ed Gainey, City Councilman, Danielle Lavelle and Deputy Mayor Jake Wheatley, Angela Mike, Director of Pittsburgh Public School’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program, Paul Ellis, Attorney and Executive Director of the August Wilson House, BPG Director of Community, Arts and Culture, Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis, and retired Pittsburgh Police officer, Tonya Ford. The Penguin's programming for the month - Inspire, Connect, Elevate - event activations were championed by the Penguin's Tracey McCants Lewis and Delvina Morrow.
See more pictures and follow along on our social media as we recognize Black history makers then and now as part of this transformational project!
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