A center for all

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I very much appreciated the commentaries in your May 18 issue regarding the future of the August Wilson Center. The Rev. Harold Lewis (“Save the August Wilson Center,” Forum) and Billy Porter (“The August Wilson Center’s Future Matters for Us All,” letters) are asking all the right questions.

How can it be that Pittsburgh enthusiastically supports all manner of sports and stadia, music of every sort in wonderful venues, parks, river adventures, bike and walking trails, great restaurants, a myriad of activities and turns its back on this wonderful Downtown center that means so much to so many of us, no matter our skin color?

When the Rev. Lewis says “history would not look kindly upon a city that shows indifference toward a people who labored to make that city great,” I want to add that this people made the entire United States great. Let’s figure out a way to honor, preserve and sustain this center for all.

GENEVIEVE MANN
Highland Park


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