PCM SCHOLARSHIP RECIPENT—Aaron White (Photos by Debbie Norrell)


If you like good food, good times and plenty of line dancing, the Pittsburgh Council of Men Inc. Spring Dance was the place to be on May 5. More than 200 welcomed spring at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Harmarville.

On this evening, the PCM Scholarship Award of $1,000 was presented to Aaron White. White will be attending Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio in the fall. Baldwin Wallace University is a four-year private, coeducational, liberal arts college. White is the grandson of Algia Gary Jr., one of the founders of PCM.

There was plenty of line dancing led by Stella Hopewell. Ladies and gents filled the dance floor as Hopewell led the group in line dances such as the Wobble, Detroit Hustle, New Steppin’, Hood Walk and the Booty Call. If you couldn’t keep up, it was also fun to just watch. Music was provided by Alonzo Clark (Night Child).

The Pittsburgh Council of Men was founded in May of 1972 by the late Fred Gladney Sr. and Algia Gary Jr. In May of 1973 they became a non-profit organization.

The organization owns a 40-unit four story housing complex called Shady Park Place in North Braddock, for handicapped and elderly residents. This project represents a major effort led by an African-American men’s organization in the Pittsburgh area.

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