Black History Month: Pittsburgh’s role in the Underground Railroad

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The History Center’s From Slavery to Freedom exhibit showcases one of history’s greatest examples of activism in Western Pennsylvania, when the Underground Railroad in Pittsburgh helped an estimated 100,000 slaves escape during the early 1800s.

The long-term exhibit at the museum highlights over 250 years of African-American history. Visitors can view tools, textiles, artwork, and paperwork from African slaves. Interactive touch screens allow guests to explore the local safe houses involved in the movement.

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