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Creating the City of Champions: Pittsburgh's Sports History   

Pittsburgh bleeds black and gold—the city's colors are reflected in the uniforms worn by their professional athletes. Sports is part of the identity of the region and the story Pittsburgh residents project to the world. This course unpacks that history, telling the stories of the legends and unsung heroes, the almost forgotten and the unforgettable. But the region’s sports history is about more than just wins and losses; it is interwoven with stories of immigration, industry, business, and touches on issues as varied as integration, civil rights, politics, and urban renewal. Relive the great moments and memories, but also learn about the lesser-known chapters of this story and the relevance of sports to understanding the history of the Pittsburgh region.