The Post-Gazette neglected Black History Month
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Tell me, what does the Post-Gazette have against African American History Month?
Every Sunday, I can't wait to open my paper to read the second page to find the article there telling about some historical event pertaining to Pittsburgh's past. You can imagine how disappointed I was this past Sunday, Feb. 3, during the first week of African American History Month.
When I looked at the historical event portrayed there, it was about the city playing host to Ralph Waldo Emerson, composer Louis Gottschalk and opera singer Carlotta Patti. I said to myself, really!
Come on, editors of the Post-Gazette, we know you can do better than that. Right now you have only three more weeks in this month to make up for a very unappreciated neglect for not publishing any article at all about the rich, colorful and vibrant history of African Americans, people who helped settle this part of the country and had a hand in virtually everything of importance that took place during the history of this area.
I am counting on this paper to make amends for this mistake. In the next three weeks, I will be counting on you and looking forward to reading articles that are in keeping with the month of February, which is African American History Month, and it will continue to be so in the years to come.
KENNETH C. BRYANT
First Published February 10, 2013 12:00 am