In celebration and recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the African American Program of the Senator John Heinz History Center and the Urban League of Pittsburgh presents, “This African-American Life,” an Evening with Hugh Price hosted by KDKA’s Lynn Hayes-Freeland.
From 1994 to 2003, Hugh Price served as president and CEO of the National Urban League. Price’s role at the Urban League was just one aspect of his long and impressive life. In “This African-American Life,” Price traces his family’s forbearers, which include several interesting and historically significant ancestors like Nero Hawley, who fought in the American Revolution and served at Valley Forge under Washington and George Latimer and his wife who escaped from slavery in Virginia stowing away on a boat and traveling to the North as a master and slave. Throughout his memoir, Price shows how his background led him to champion education and the creation of an opportunity to help others reach the high levels he has been able to achieve during his lifetime.