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August Wilson

(1945-2005)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 28, 2011
1. August Wilson Marker
Inscription.  Co-founder of Pittsburgh’s Black Horizon Theater and the author of a cycle of ten plays that have been hailed as a unique triumph in American literature. The plays cover each decade of the 20th century and most focus on African American life in the Hill District. Two of the plays, "Fences" and "The Piano Lesson," won Pulitzer prizes for best drama in 1987 and 1990; "Fences" also won Broadway's Tony Award. This site is Wilson's birthplace.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1987.
 
Location. 40° 26.716′ N, 79° 59.127′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Roberts Street, on the right when traveling west on Bedford Avenue. Located in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 28, 2011
2. August Wilson Marker
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this postal address: 1727 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Local 471 American Federation of Musicians (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Muslim Mosque of Pittsburgh (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom House Ambulance (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Bell Speaks" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Who Was the Howling Mob? (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson Studio (approx. 0.4 miles away); Louis Mason, Jr (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crawford Grill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. August Wilson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on October 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. August Wilson House. (Submitted on February 23, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. August Wilson Day Proclaimed in City of Pittsburgh. WTAE TV News (Submitted on February 23, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
August Wilson image. Click for full size.
By David Cooper, March 28, 2004
3. August Wilson
Photo from Playbill.com
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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