Learn More

There's so much more to explore in the history of the Hill District!  Below are some suggested resources to help you learn more.

Walking Tours

Want to explore the Hill in person? Contact Hill CDC for recommendations on a personalized tour that will give you a new appreciation for the Hill's past and present.


Cheryl Finley, Laurence Glasco and Joe Trotter, Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History. (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011).

Ralph Proctor, Song of The Hill: Life, Love, Legacy, (Learning Moments Press, 2022).

Mark Whitaker, Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance, Reprint edition (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2019).

Articles and Websites

Doyen, Kale. “Representations of the Lower Hill District.” ArcGIS StoryMaps, September 14, 2021.

Homecoming: Hill District USA - a multimedia public art project by artist Njaimeh Njie that documents and celebrates history and culture in the Hill


Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive, Carnegie Museum of Art