Neighborhood Stories: Progressive History of Pittsburgh


Anne Lynch, who has always loved history, wrote a small book titled, On This Day in Pittsburgh’s Progressive History. It is in the style of Howard Zinn’s concept of history, as Anne describes it, “free of rote memorization that makes history so dreaded in most schools, as opposed to delving deep into the backgrounds and understanding why things happen.”The book is formatted as a daily journal, telling the reader about a person born on a given day who had an impact or an event on that date that dealt with social justice.

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