PPS Celebrates Black History Month
Alumni in the Arts
The arts are alive and well in Pittsburgh Public Schools, and for the first time, the District will highlight the contributions of 21 PPS graduates making their mark in the Arts. In celebration of Black History Month, the District’s website will come alive with a pictorial tribute to these alumni. PPS schools are also hosting events and learning opportunities to celebrate Black History Month.
JoAnne Bates
February 1, 2018
Class of 1950
Camerin Camo Nesbit
February 2, 2018
Class of 2010
Dominique Scaife
February 5, 2018
Class of 1993
Carter Redwood
February 6, 2018
Class of 2010
Kenneth Branson
February 7, 2018
Class of 1995
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Kamau Ware
February 8, 2018
Class of 1992
Quentin Perry
February 9, 2018
Class of 2004
John Edgar Wideman
February 12, 2018
Class of 1959
Aisha Sharif-Lucas
February 13, 2018
Class of 1999
Casaundra and Sheldon Williams
February 14, 2018
Class of 2006, 2007
Brian Burley
February 15, 2018
Class of 2004
Naomi Chambers
February 16, 2018
Class of 2005
Corey Carrington
February 19, 2018
Class of 2006
Alisha Murray
February 20, 2018
Class of 2010
Darrell Kinsel
February 21, 2018
Darrell Kinsel
Class of 2002
Nisha Blackwell
February 22, 2018
Nisha Blackwell
Class of 2004
Howard Alexander
February 23, 2018
Howard Alexander
Class of 1992
DJ Black Steel
February 26, 2018
DJ Blakk Steel
Class of 1988
Lindsay Hayes
February 27, 2018
Lindsay Hayes
Class of 2008
Naomi Ruth Allen
February 28, 2018
Naomi Ruth Allen
Class of 2016
  • Carter Redwood photo courtesy of Mishone Feigin. Kammau Ware photo submitted by artist. John Edgar Wideman photo courtesy of Emmiai Alaquiva. Nisha Blackwell and Lindsay Hayes by Renee Rosensteel. All other photos by Jason Cohn.