Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Forums to Help Select Statue of African-American Woman

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Forums to Help Select Statue of African-American Woman

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Three community forums over the next 10 days will center on a replacement for the controversial Stephen Foster statue in North Oakland, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's office said.

Last month, the administration announced that a sculpture recognizing an African-American woman will be placed at the site of the Foster memorial.

The city Task Force on Women in Public Art is hosting several public forums to "engage and collect more feedback in selecting" an honoree, the mayor's office said in a statement.

Input at the forums will inform a request for proposals for the new artwork, according to the city.

Sessions are set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nazarene Baptist Church, 7053 Hamilton Ave., Homewood South; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the Sheraden Healthy Active Living Center, 720 Sherwood Ave. …

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