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The Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center will explore Black Media and the Vietnam War during a special evening program on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.

 

Samuel W Black, lead curator for The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition on display at the History Center through Sept. 22, 2019, will be joined by longtime Pittsburgh broadcaster and Vietnam War veteran Chris Moore for an in-depth conversation on the role of Black media during the Vietnam War era.

 

Black, who also serves as director of the History Center’s African American Program, will take attendees on a deep dive into how Black media outlets communicated news about the Vietnam War to African Americans and the complex power and racial dynamics between the African American community and traditional American news outlets at the time.

 

A well-known and respected voice on WQED, KDKA, and other local outlets, Moore will share his perspective as a media professional who also served in the Vietnam War.

 

Attendees will have after-hours access to The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibit prior to the evening’s program. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

 

Admission to this program is FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged at heinzhistorycenter.org/events.

 

This program is presented by the History Center’s African American Program, which is dedicated to the preservation, dissemination, and interpretation of the life, history, and culture of Africans and African Americans in Western Pa.

 

The Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in Pennsylvania, presents American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection. The History Center and Sports Museum are located at 1212 Smallman Street in the city’s Strip District, and are open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The History Center’s museum system includes the Sports Museum; the Fort Pitt Museum in historic Point State Park; and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in Avella, Pa. in Washington County. More information is available at www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

 

 

On Aug. 13, the Heinz History Center will host an in-depth conversation on the role of Black media during the Vietnam War era, featuring Vietnam War exhibit curator Samuel W Black and longtime Pittsburgh broadcaster Chris Moore.

 

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