Crossing Fences: Hill District



Hill District Voices
 features first-person reflections from twelve men as collected by six boys.  Project activities were conducted in collaboration with University Prep at Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12 in the Hill District.  Listen below for each man’s story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Interviews


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Robert Bowden
Interview by Isaiah Brice-Pickens
& Terrell Truss-Moore

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State Rep. Jake Wheatley
Interview by David Jones
& Isaiah Brice-Pickens

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Ron Jones
Interview by Terrell Truss-Moore
& Isaiah Brice-Pickens

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Rev. Johnnie Monroe
Interview by Timothy Zigler
& Isaiah Brice-Pickens

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Paul Ellis, Jr., Esq.
Interview by Isaiah Brice-Pickens
& Terrell Truss-Moore

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Chief Nate Harper
Interview by David Jones
& Timothy Zigler

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Rev. Donus Crawford
Interview by Terrell Truss-Moore
& Terron Jackson

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André McGee
Interview by Timothy Zigler

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Bruce Ganaway
Interview by Terrell Truss-Moore
& Isaiah Brice-Pickens

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Carl Truss
Interview by Terron Jackson
& Chazz Daniels

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Councilman Daniel Lavelle
Interview by Chazz Daniels & David Jones

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Malcolm Thomas
Interview by Terron Jackson
& Chazz Daniels

Reflections

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Robert Bowden
Reflection by Isaiah Brice-Pickens
& Terrell Truss-Moore

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State Rep. Jake Wheatley
Reflection by David Jones
& Isaiah Brice-Pickens

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Ron Jones
Reflection by Terrell Truss-Moore
& Isaiah Brice-Pickens

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Rev. Johnnie Monroe
Reflection by Timothy Zigler
& Isaiah Brice-Pickens

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Paul Ellis, Jr., Esq.
Reflection by Isaiah Brice-Pickens
& Terrell Truss-Moore

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Chief Nate Harper
Reflection by David Jones
& Timothy Zigler

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Rev. Donus Crawford
Reflection by Terrell Truss-Moore
& Terron Jackson

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André McGee
Reflection by Timothy Zigler

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Bruce Ganaway
Reflection by Terrell Truss-Moore
& Isaiah Brice-Pickens

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Carl Truss
Reflection by Terron Jackson
& Chazz Daniels

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Councilman Daniel Lavelle
Reflection by Chazz Daniels & David Jones

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Malcolm Thomas
Reflection by Terron Jackson
& Chazz Daniels

Special thanks to Carl Truss, Matt Geiger, and the staff at University Prep at Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12.  For a copy of the accompanying book/CD or for information about conducting a similar oral history project in your community, contact Larry Berger at larry@slbradio.org.

This project was made possible by the African American Men and Boys Initiative of The Heinz Endowments with support from:

      

 

with additional support from the New Pittsburgh Courier, Kidsburgh and Spark, a program of The Sprout Fund.  The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the individuals represented and do not necessarily reflect those of The Heinz Endowments or any collaborating organization.