Making Our Ancestors Proud
and elevating our culture, history and heritage
Our lives are the result of past actions that create Our Legacy
Pittsburgh's Black Legacy is a strategic effort to enrich the lives of African Americans in the city of Pittsburgh. It involves educating our community about the rich heritage of the
African American people in Western Pennsylvania and beyond.
Pittsburgh's Black Legacy offers a clear view of the historical endurance of Black people in this region and their tenacity beginning with the Forty-two (42) Black Men who, in 1758, fought with General Forbes among the “green-coated Pennsylvania soldiers, Marylanders and Virginians, kilted Highlanders and scarlet-coated Royal Americans” to secure Fort Pitt and establish this City (see WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh) and to the Four (4) Free Black Men who, in1788, signed the Petition sent to the Pennsylvania General Assembly to make Allegheny a county in Western Pennsylvania (Id.) and further provides a platform that shines a light on today's advances and injustice which calls for solutions.
Finally, Pittsburgh's Black Legacy provides a beacon of inspiration as we celebrate each step forward towards a destiny of prosperity, freedom, justice and peace.
We are grateful for both past, present and future sponsorship of the Pittsburgh's Black Legacy activities. For more information on becoming a sponsors, please contact us at 724-205-9376 or StopTheViolencePgh@yahoo.com
Join the Pittsburgh's Black Legacy movement by getting involved in one of our change vehicles. You can be a sponsor of an event. You may be a participant of our annual Juneteenth event. You may volunteer time with one of our highlighted families. Help us create a legacy that will strengthen the Pittsburgh African American community. Be sure to provide us with your contact information so we can keep you inform you of our upcoming events.