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In Pittsburgh, ‘Fences’ and August Wilson’s Hill District

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Posted in: Culture,History,Neighborhoods,Racial and Ethnic Aspects,Reports and Research

In Pittsburgh, ‘Fences’ and August Wilson’s Hill District from the New Pittsburgh Courier
“Fans of “Fences” may be disappointed that the film won just one of its four Oscar nominations. But a pilgrimage to playwright August Wilson’s hometown, Pittsburgh, might offer some consolation. “Fences” is one of 10 plays that Wilson wrote chronicling African-American life. Nine of the plays are set in Pittsburgh and each play depicts a different decade. The city’s Hill District, where Wilson grew up, offers a rich map of places connected to him.”

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