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Sep. 05, 2016

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Groups Connect Black, Jewish History in Hill Bus Tour

This post originally appeared on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on September 5, 2016

By Diana Nelson Jones

We don’t etch much anymore, at least not in stone, but thanks to our forebears, the etching of words and dates on buildings keeps us aware of the transitions our places have gone through.  It was thrilling the first time I toured the Hill District on a bus, in 2005, to see etched names in Hebrew, the torah in an oval cartouche above the entrance of the Hill House’s Blakey Program Center, and stars of David on Baptist and AME churches.

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