Essential Pittsburgh
9:00 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

A Black Mayor for Pittsburgh?

State Representative Jake Wheatley Jr. is one of two African Americans currently running for mayor
Credit PA House of Representatives

  New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and DC have all had black mayors. Why hasn't an African American held the top spot in the Steel City? We'll look at the history of black mayoral candidates in Pittsburgh with Post-Gazette Reporter Tim McNulty and Duquesne Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick, a former executive secretary (deputy mayor) to Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff.