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Pittsburgh and the Urban League MovementA Century of Social Service and Activism$
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Joe William Trotter

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813179919

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813179919.001.0001

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Confronting Decline and Facilitating Renaissance

Confronting Decline and Facilitating Renaissance

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Pittsburgh and the Urban League Movement

Joe William Trotter

University Press of Kentucky

During the late 20th century, as the city made the transition from its predominantly manufacturing base to a new economy driven by high technology medical, educational, financial, and marketing institutions, African Americans suffered disproportionately higher unemployment, disease, poverty, and incarceration rates than their white counterparts. Near century's end, the Urban League of Pittsburgh deepened the political side of its social service activities to address what it called a seemingly “never-ending cycle” of “revolving doors and broken ladders” for too many of the city's black residents.

Keywords:   Deindustrialization, Civil Rights, Race Relations, Employment, Housing, Education, Health, Unemployment, Police Community Relations

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