Black Life In White Pittsburgh: America Under a Microscope

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My father worked as a hospital housekeeper for more than 25 years. Every day at 4:15 pm, he’d walk to the bottom of our steep Steel City hill and wait for the city bus to drop him 4 miles down the road. From there, he’d walk a little under a mile to Allegheny General Hospital where he’d mop, sweep, empty trash, and dust until 2:30 am. After his shift ended he’d walk to a local cab station…

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