World-class art celebrates Pittsburgh’s African-American communities
By Kennedy Ellis
Pittsburgh can boasts as home to many legends in the arts, music and theater. The city’s influence on the arts world is evident in predominantly African-American communities such as the Hill District and East Liberty.
In the Hill District, a mural of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson includes the names of his plays that highlighted life in Pittsburgh during the 20th century. In East Liberty, the stately Kelly-Strayhorn Theater pays homage to both legendary dancer Gene Kelly and ground-breaking composer Billy Strayhorn.
About the author: Kennedy Ellis is a 15 year old sophomore at Hampton High School who lives in Hampton Township.