America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier is currently on view at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibit chronicles and celebrates 1oo years of the African American newspaper. Samuel Black, Curator of African American Collections at the History Center, gives the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette a video preview of the exhibit, which will run through October 2, 2011.
If you can’t make it to Pittsburgh, but want to know more about the Courier, check out The Black Press: Soldiers Without Words, the PBS companion web site to the documentary film by Stanley Nelson. The site includes a profile of the Courier and a biography of Robert Lee Vann, who was the publisher of the newspaper in the early 20th Century. Also included is a bibliography of books and other publications about the Courier.