Engaging August Wilson's Fences: Culture and Politics in Postwar Pittsburgh (Lecture)

This series of events presents a unique opportunity for the entire University to read, discuss, and explore one of August Wilson's most famous plays set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Fences is a timeless story about the strengths and flaws of the human family and what it means to live in an imperfect world. African American playwright August Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for the play. The third event in this series, this lecture will provide important historical and cultural context for Wilson's play, and will be given by Richard Oestreicher, associate professor of history at Pitt.

This series is also sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and English, and the Humanities Center. For more information on this event or the series, click here or email Philip Kao at pyk2@pitt.edu. Free copies of the play are available to a limited number of people.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:00pm

Location and Address

3106 Posvar Hall