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Dec 15, 2009

Pitt-sponsored Exhibition on Slavery in Pittsburgh Now Accessible Online

The University of Pittsburgh-sponsored exhibition “Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries,” which was on display recently at the Heinz History Center, lives on in a compelling Web version. Built by a team from Pitt's University Library System, the site guides viewers through a virtual tour of the award-winning exhibition seen by thousands between October 2008 and April 2009. The 55 slavery records, digitized by the DRL, document a little-known aspect of the establishment, growth, and development of slavery in Pittsburgh. Read more in Pitt press release.