PITTSBURGH BLACK LEGACY STAFF—William Marshall is centered in black knit cap. (Photos by Jackie McDonald)
Stop The Violence Pittsburgh recently presented Pittsburgh’s 2016 Bicentennial Celebration, Symposium and Gala at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
The event, directed by CEO William Marshall and staff, showcased and acknowledged the accomplishments of 8 of the area’s Black Legacy Leaders who were all presented Awards.
The contributions of distinguished African Americans in the history of the Pittsburgh community were emphasized by an array of accomplished historians, doctors, pastors, local news anchors, city, county and state officials who participated in the Symposium.
Gospel singer Travis Malloy, James Johnson and the African American Music Institute Boys Choir, Shailen Abram & Soul Raydio, The Kevin Howard Band, Jordan G Welch and Teresa Hawthorne were the night’s entertainment.
IN ATTENDANCE—Patricia Jackson, Pastor Steven Jackson, Doris Carson Williams, and John L Ford.
JUDGE J. WARREN WATSON
PROCLAIMATION PRESENTER—Khadijah T Diggs, deputy regional director for Gov. Tom Wolf.