Neighborhood Stories: Mining History


Dan Eldrige, writing for Moon Travel Guides in 2014, called Pittsburgh his favorite U.S. city: “For starters, there’s much more creative energy and activity than almost anyone realizes—including many of the people who’ve lived in Pittsburgh all their lives.” Kipp Dawson chose to move to Pittsburgh because of that energy in 1977. “At that time,” Kipp said, “the Steelworkers and the Mineworkers Unions were full of energy and excitement. The United Mine Workers was the first union to take on racism as part of their platform. You had to take an oath that you were not a member of the Ku Klux Klan, which was active in Pennsylvania.”

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