Black History Month in Pittsburgh: A Celebration of Culture and Learning


Embrace Black History Month with the city of Pittsburgh through diverse events with enlightening book readings, nature walks, and more. Join the exploration of these cultural events, commemorating the contributions of the Black community.

Celebration at Sarah Heinz House: A Cultural Extravaganza

Experience a standout celebration at Sarah Heinz House, where Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh partners with the house for a cultural extravaganza. Families gather to celebrate Black culture with businesses, organizations, speakers, artists, and performers.

Reading and Art Sessions at Carnegie Library: Nurturing Minds and Spirits

The Carnegie Library takes center stage with engaging activities, blending literary and visual arts. Attendees immerse themselves in captivating reading sessions featuring Black authors and therapeutic art classes. Screenings highlight influential figures like Emmett Till.

Here are some of their sessions:

Book Club Reading at Bakery Square: Unveiling the Tapestry of Chicken Hill

Join the Books n Brunch PGH book club at Bakery Square for a discussion on "The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store." Transport to 1972 in Pottstown, unraveling secrets in the neighborhood of Chicken Hill, where Moshe and Chona Ludlow play pivotal roles in the community.

Austin Wilson Park: A Stroll through History and Heritage

August Wilson Park, formerly Cliffside Park, had a transformative restoration in 2016. Designed by Environmental Planning and Design, the park showcases public art, vintage photographs, and quotations from August Wilson, offering a breathtaking view of the city.

Austin Wilson Park: Nurturing Growth in the From Slavery to Freedom Garden

Explore the From Slavery to Freedom Garden at the Frick Environmental Center, a living narrative by the Heinz History Center and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Learn about the African Diaspora through plants used during the antebellum period, symbolizing resilience and freedom.

As we navigate these events, remember that Black history isn't confined to February but interwoven into Pittsburgh's past, present, and future. Each celebration invites us to embrace the importance of Black history, recognizing its impact on the cultural mosaic of our city throughout the years. Enjoy this collective journey of remembrance, education, and celebration through these events and more!