University of Pittsburgh Unveils New Website on Slavery in Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh has launched a new Web site with a digitized version of an exhibition that was displayed at the university’s Heinz History Center. The exhibit, entitled “Free at Last?” documents slavery in Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Included in the online archive are video vignettes that tell some of the important stories of slaves and abolitionists in the region. There are photographic images, digitized versions of handwritten documents from the era, early newspaper accounts, and a wealth of information on slavery in the region.

To examine the new Web site, click here.