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Pittsburgh Music History
Poet Claude McKay called Pittsburgh's Hill District the “Crossroads of the World”. The Hill was the home of immigrants from 25 countries and a national center for African-American sports, journalism, theater and commerce. It was also a crossroads for jazz artists from around the country who performed with Pittsburgh's many acclaimed musicians in the Hill's jazz venues. DJ Mary Deepinpointed the location of the "Cross Roads of the World" at the corner of Wylie Avenue and Fullerton Street. The jazz clubs located on along Wylie Avenue, Fullerton Street, Centre Avenue and Crawford Street were the heart of the neighborhood’s entertainment district.
Teenie Harris photo of the corner of Wylie and Fullerton