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Freedom Corner

Brief History

In the lower Hill District, "Freedom Corner" became a rallying point for blacks demanding civil rights during the 1960s when blacks rallied against the Urban Redevelopment Authority's plan to build middle-income housing in the middle and upper Hill. Since then, the corner has hosted many rallies, protests and parades. It represents the strength and cohesiveness of the black community in Pittsburgh and the center of black community strength in Allegheny County.