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The Hill District: Notes

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  1. Based on: Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh, "Middle Hill," in 1990 Census of Population and Housing Reports, Report No. 3, Whole City G-Q, Population, Social, Economic, & Housing Data by Neighborhood, 1940-1990 ([Pittsburgh]: City of Pittsburgh, [n.d.]), [unpaged];
    Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh, "Upper Hill," in 1990 Census of Population and Housing Reports, Report No. 3, Whole City R-Z, Population, Social, Economic, & Housing Data by Neighborhood, 1940-1990 ([Pittsburgh]: City of Pittsburgh, [n.d.]), [unpaged];
    and
    University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, The Social Geography of Allegheny County, vol. 2, Neighborhood Profiles (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, [n.d.]), 462-465, 598-601.
  2. Shari Kubitz, "Hill House at 25: From Housing to Child Care, Help Is Just a Visit Away," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 16 October 1989, 11.
  3. Abby Mendelson, "Hill House: Celebrating 25 Years of Community Service," Pittsburgh, February 1990: 22.
  4. "Hill House Center a 'One-Stop Supermarket of Human Services,'" New Pittsburgh Courier, 27 July 1991, C9.
  5. Sandy Hamm, "Hill District Jazz Culture Revisited," New Pittsburgh Courier, 9 June 1993, B1.
  6. Mark Belko, "'Commodore' Posey Plied Boats, Ore Trade," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 21 February 1994, B7.
  7. Robert W. Peterson, "Only the Ball Was White," Part II, Pittsburgh Press, 2 August 1970, [Sunday Magazine], 4.
  8. Mark Gallaway, "A Look Back at Negro Baseball," Tribune-Review, 29 August 1993, D8.
  9. Rob Ruck, "Harold Tinker: He Played with the Best on The Hill. A Baseball Legend Looks Back," Pittsburgh (August 1991): 30. [Rob Ruck quoting Harold Tinker.]
  10. Gallaway, D8.
  11. Rob Ruck, "Black Sandlot Baseball: The Pittsburgh Crawfords," Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, (January 1983): 66. [Rob Ruck quoting Charley Hughes.]
  12. "August Wilson Wins Second Pulitzer Prize for Drama," Pittsburgh Press, 13 April 1990, A12.
  13. Bob Hoover, "Bedford Avenue to Broadway: Childhood in Hill Leads to a Pulitzer for August Wilson," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 June 1987, 15. [Bob Hoover quoting Freda Ellis, August Wilson's older sister.]
  14. Jim Davidson, "A Playwright Who Stirs the Imagination: A Dropout from The Hill District, August Wilson Is Now a Hit on Broadway," Pittsburgh Press, 4 November 1984, F1.
  15. Robert Brenner, "Playwright's Heart Is in Pittsburgh," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 19 July 1982, 17.
  16. William A. Henry III, "Exorcising the Demons of Memory: August Wilson Exults in the Blues and Etches Slavery's Legacy," Time, 11 April 1988, 77.
  17. Samuel G. Freedman, "A Voice from the Streets: August Wilson's Plays Portray the Sound and Feel of Black Poverty," New York Times Magazine, 15 March 1987, 36.
  18. Jack Kroll, "August Wilson's Come to Stay: A Major Writer Illuminates the Black Experience," Newsweek, 11 April 1988, 82.
  19. Hoover, 15. [Bob Hoover quoting University of Pittsburgh professor, Rob Penny.]
  20. William Y. Bell, Jr., Commercial Recreation Facilities among Negroes in The Hill District of Pittsburgh [Thesis] (Pittsburgh: [University of Pittsburgh], 1938), 66.
  21. Ira De A. Reid, Social Conditions of the Negro in The Hill District of Pittsburgh ([Pittsburgh]: General Committee on the Hill Survey, 1930), 56.
  22. "Nation Eulogizes Vann," Pittsburgh Courier, 2 November 1940, 1.
  23. Andrew Buni, Robert L. Vann of the Pittsburgh Courier (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1974), 3.
  24. Ibid., 321.
  25. Eulogizes, 1.
  26. Ibid., 4.
  27. "Self-Respect," Bulletin Index, 17 May 1934, 13.
  28. Eulogizes, 4.
  29. Self-Respect, 13.
  30. Based on: Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh, "Middle Hill," in 1990 Census of Population and Housing Reports, Report No. 3, Whole City G-Q, Population, Social, Economic, & Housing Data by Neighborhood, 1940-1990 ([Pittsburgh]: City of Pittsburgh, [n.d.]), [unpaged];
    Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh, "Upper Hill," in 1990 Census of Population and Housing Reports, Report No. 3, Whole City R-Z, Population, Social, Economic, & Housing Data by Neighborhood, 1940-1990 ([Pittsburgh]: City of Pittsburgh, [n.d.]), [unpaged].

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