african american history

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By the time Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed on a Memphis balcony in April 1968, Pittsburgh's black community had been simmering for years over the once thriving 100-acre section of the Lower Hill District that city leaders had leveled to build the Civic Arena. 

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Some advocates are worried that recent changes to Pittsburgh’s public transit system could hurt the riders that use it most. 

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The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office is undertaking a study of buildings and spaces that are significant to African American history in the state.