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Black History Month Program Examines Vietnam Wall's Visit

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
February 14, 2019
Posted in: Announcements

Diane Richard (above right), host of the online series "Let's Talk," and cinematographer Carl Truss will present this Saturday's Black History Month program at McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center.

The program, titled "The Wall That Heals: Bringing Love to Our Valley of Tears," begins at 1 p.m. at the heritage center, 1832 Arboretum Drive in Renziehausen Park. Admission is free for members and $2 for non-members, a spokesperson said.

Richard and Truss have produced a video documenting the arrival in McKeesport last August of a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The replica was brought to the city through the efforts of a group of volunteers and was displayed in Renzie Park for four days.

The filmmakers also have produced a documentary about the "McKeesport 23," a group of two dozen young men from the McKeesport area who were killed in the Vietnam War.

For more information on Saturday's program, call (412) 678-1832.

Originally published February 14, 2019.

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