Online & Virtual Events

Pittsburgh and the Civil Rights Movement

Feb 25, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021
Virtual Event by Heinz History Center
Thursday, February 25, 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.


While the country’s Civil Rights movement was underway, Pittsburgh change agents joined those movements and also led their own here in the city. This program will cover activists like suffragist Daisy Lampkin, and local Civil Rights activists who worked on issues like job discrimination in the 1960s and participated in the Freedom Summer by traveling to the South to register Black voters. We will also discuss more recent examples of civil rights activism in the city.


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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