In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of an inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.

In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of an inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.
  • Pat Ulbrich, Maureen McHugh & Irene Frieze at the Association of Women 		in Psychology Conference in Pittsburgh, March 3, 2016
  • In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh©, 1967-1989, is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of an inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.


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    The Sisterhood: Women in Pittsburgh Labor Unions

    Exhibit Opening
    Bost Building Gallery
    Homestead, PA
    Friday, July 22, 2016


    The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh is the fiscal sponsor of In Sisterhood: The Women's Movement in Pittsburgh

    The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh is the fiscal sponsor of
    In Sisterhood: The Women's Movement in Pittsburgh©

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    Eleanor Cutri Smeal

    Eleanor Cutri Smeal

    Eleanor Cutri Smeal (b. 1939) was raised in Erie, PA. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University (1961) and received a master’s degree in political science and public administration …

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    Brenda Strong Frazier

    Brenda Strong Frazier

    Brenda Strong Frazier (b. 1941) was born in Shelby, North Carolina, the oldest of eight children.  The family moved to the Pittsburgh region in 1943. Her father worked in the steel mills during …

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