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The Hill District: Cumberland Posey


CAPTION: "A striking figure of a man was
Cumberland Posey, Pittsburgh boatbuilder and river captain
around the turn of the century.  He was one of five founders
of the influential 'Pittsburgh Courier' in March, 1910, and
served as its second president." 
NOTES: "The Posey family became a power among
blacks in the region, and one of Posey's sons, Cumberland Jr.,
became a player and the owner of the Homestead Grays baseball team."(6) 
Photograph courtesy of Mrs. Cumberland Posey.
HEADING: Pittsburgh. Portraits. Posey, Cumberland. 
#: A181.
From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department,
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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