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From the moment Isabel Wilkerson stepped to the lectern at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh, she held the sold-out audience in rapt attention.
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Do you have a story to share from the Hill District in Pittsburgh? We want to hear from you! Join us at the @augustwilsonhouse this Sunday, July 14th from 2-6PM, as part of Voices of History: Stories from Black Pennsylvanians. Enjoy food and connection as we listen to your special memory, personal experience, or about a cherished keepsake that captures the spirit of your family`s journey.

This groundbreaking PA Humanities 50th anniversary initiative is collecting and celebrating the stories, family histories, struggles, and triumphs of Black Pennsylvanians throughout the state, starting in Pittsburgh! Stories will be preserved in an online statewide archive.

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Our summer @haverfordedu intern Rocky Luan (`26) is currently working with PA Humanities` Development & Research Manager Nick Crosson (Haverford College class of 1993) on researching our organizational history for #PAHumanities50, among other tasks. Both are enthusiastic philosophy majors who find time to have some thought-provoking conversations!

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As libraries continue to find themselves on the front lines of political debates throughout the country, some Pennsylvania librarians and youth leaders are intensifying their efforts to create equitable, inclusive and welcoming spaces of belonging for young people with PA Humanities and Project Ready.

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