(PITTSBURGH) Feb. 1, 2013 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced the City’s celebration of Black History Month and invited residents to a free opening reception of the “A Call to Freedom” exhibit in the City-County Building lobby on Mon., Feb 4 at 6 p.m. The exhibit will feature photographs and other memorabilia honoring the role of African Americans in the Armed Forces during the Civil War period, and will continue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thurs., Feb. 28.
“The City’s 2013 Black History Month exhibit will showcase an inspiring collection of photographs and memorabilia honoring individuals who have left a lasting legacy here in western Pennsylvania as well as throughout the world,” Ravenstahl said.
“A Call to Freedom” highlights the historic role of African Americans soldiers, nurses and field doctors in the Civil War. It will include a look at the U.S. Colored Troops, one of the first predominantly African American regiments in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The public is invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on Monday, Feb., from 6 to 8 p.m, which will include remarks by Mayor Ravenstahl and others involved in the City’s Black History Month celebration, a musical performance by Kevin Howard and refreshments.
The City’s 2013 celebration of Black History Month is sponsored by BNY Mellon WAMO 100.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687