March 8, 2005
Speaker: Author Anita Kulina-Smith (SHHS Member)
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Her book: Millhunks and Renegades—A Portrait of a Pittsburgh Neighborhood
“Through interviews with folks aged 12-96, Anita Kulina has pieced together what can easily be a story of many urban neighborhoods across the nation. Travel from the Old Country with Irish, Italian and Slovak immigrants to Greenfield, a small town now part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Share their dreams and hopes as, over generations, they fight Indian raids and Corporate tyranny. Join them as they ride the Schenley Park Carousel and spend their hard-earned leisure time at prize fights and sulky races. Walk with the strong, proud individuals as they build schools, homes and lives as citizens of their adopted country, the United States of America.”
Anita Kulina is one of the 100+ kids who grew up on Haldane Street in the Greenfield section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during the 1950’s and 1960’s. She is currently writing a biography of Pittsburgh’s former mayor, Richard S. Caliguiri.