I had the pleasure of being part of the Mike Stout and His Human Union Band as pit orchestra for the stage show "Martin R. Delany Lives" based on the life of this remarkable African-American Pittsburgh who no one has ever heard of. Started the first black newspaper west of the Alleghenies, first African-American admitted to Harvard, Pittsburgh's first black doctor, the highest ranking back officer in the Union Army during the Civil War ... and more. Written by Wali Jamal inspired by the song written by Mike Stout which was based on the book "The Point Of Pittsburgh" by historian and Pitt professor Charlie McCollester. Performed at the August Wilson Center Downtown.
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