Return to the Roots of Civil Rights

For eights days in June 2006, a group of Western Pennsylvanians journeyed to the sites of America’s Civil Rights struggle. OnQ’s producers documented the group as they made their way from one Civil Rights milestone to another.


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This retrospective includes rare photos, archival film and interviews with people who remember how the flood devastated the Pittsburgh region in 1936. OnQ contributor Andy Masich of the Heinz History Center reports. Written and produced by David Solomon. Camera/editing by Paul Ruggieri.


A few years ago, it was a rundown mess. Today, it's a brand new space one local family is calling home. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows how two architects turned an abandoned building on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood into a live/work place, with many green elements - and it's getting lots of attention.


OnQ profiles this local polka band, whose album "Come On Over" was nominated for a Grammy.


When you think of Indian culture, you can't help but think of the food. OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes us to The Taj Mahal Restaurant where the owners are as popular as the food.


On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam failed and emptied millions of tons of water into the Conemaugh Valley, killing 2209 people in Johnstown, PA and nearby areas. OnQ takes viewers to the National Parks memorial.


In the early 1900s, photographer Leo Beachy took captivating images of life in Western Maryland, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but most of his glass plate negatives were destroyed in 1927. In recent years, Beachy's niece, Maxine Broadwater, recovered 2,700 negatives and is working to bring her uncle's remarkable legacy back to life. See also: the WQED documentary Leo Beachy: A Legacy Nearly Lost from writer/producer David Solomon, videographer/editor: Paul Ruggieri.


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