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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00 AM

The Chronicle of Alma Speed Fox

When I agreed to write this essay, I knew it had to center around a conversation with Teenie Harris Photographs: Civil Rights Perspectives guest curator Alma Speed Fox. At 91 years old, she’s fought for civil rights, women’s rights, and LGBT rights for over 75 years. Alma was a friend of my grandmother, Georgetta Holmes Stevens, […]…More

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:51 AM

The Martin Luther King Jr. Effect in Pittsburgh and Beyond

Yesterday the nation celebrated the birth of a King—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The greatness of this man’s plight—equality for all people—and the parade of non-violent demonstrations and negotiations, culminating with his detestable assassination, cemented his martyrdom in the annals of history. He was intelligent, courageous, selfless, and seemingly tireless, but also by some reports, […]…More

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From the Collection

John Sargent

Venetian Interior

c. 1880-1882

Louise Bourgeois

Cell II

1991