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Lecture: 1969: A Revolutionary Year in Pittsburgh

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mark Houser
Pittsburgh Magazine Columnist

Thursday, September 12
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

In this lecture, Mark Houser takes a detailed look at two civil rights struggles that reached their boiling point in Pittsburgh 50 years ago. These struggles saw black activists shut down construction sites at the former Three Rivers Stadium and at the former U.S. Steel Building, while feminists picketed the former Pittsburgh Press newspaper in a battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Mark will also discuss other significant and quirky anecdotes about Pittsburgh history. For example: what happened to the person who drove off the Bridge to Nowhere — and survived!

About the presenter: Mark Houser is a frequent Pittsburgh Magazine contributor who writes and speaks about the Pittsburgh’s history. You can find more stories at his website,

This lecture is FREE to the public. RSVPs are appreciated: or 412-471-5808 ext, 527.


September 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633