Through the Workers Book Shop in Uptown and its affiliated Workers School downtown, Pittsburgh Communists in the 1930s found a space to organize, agitate—and have a little fun.
“Communities are the foundation of everything,” says Dr. Mindy Fullilove. In an excerpt from the Food Systems documentary, we revisit the impacts of urban renewal on the Hill District.
“Even the temp agent in her matching separates couldn’t believe we’d come ‘out of the blue’: ‘No one moves here, they just move back here.’ But there have always been people passing through.”
In 1891, “Pittsburgh” lost its final letter. On July 19, 1911, it was restored. Let’s celebrate H Day.
we cried at the army war college gates
as the guard asked us for i.d.
“When you prepare it at home yourself it’s pretty intense,” says Hooper. “I mean, it’s noxious. The whole kitchen just gets this horseradish gas and people on the other side of the kitchen will start coughing depending on the air flow. It’s really crazy.”
“At night, I dream of getting lost in Pittsburgh and finding my way via geology: a left at the shockingly yellow ginkgo, a right when you hit that rolling green lawn in Schenley Park. This land created me. Without it, I wouldn’t be who I am.”