Online & Virtual Events

Martin Delany and Pittsburgh Abolitionists

Feb 11, 2021 - Feb 11, 2021
Virtual Event
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Free for students & teachers | Please register online


Join the History Center’s educators to discuss important moments in African American history in Western Pennsylvania. Each live program will dive deeply into specific stories of Black history in the Pittsburgh area, highlighting key people, places, and events in a 45-minute webinar format. Students can interact with our educators in the Q&A and chat and will be able to complete Kahoot quizzes after the presentations. Winners of the Kahoot quizzes will be announced to teachers via email.


Learn about Martin Delany, a prominent abolitionist who spent much of his life in Pittsburgh and built on the existing abolitionist community in the city in the 1830-1850s. Delany’s fascinating story touches on the discrimination that free Black people faced before the Civil War and African American contributions to the Civil War.


This school program is free for both teachers and students.

Today’s program will be split into a morning and afternoon session by grade level.

10 a.m. – Students in grades 3 – 6
2 p.m. – Students in grades 7 – 12

Teachers, please register yourself and your students online. Register now.

Space is limited. If the program is full, please note that a recording of each program will be available the Monday after the program on our YouTube channel.

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