We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.
This morning we focus on the PA Humanities Council and The Music of Irving Berlin; Specifically, how Berlin's music reflected the cultural climate of the time. Joining we welcome Phillip Atteberry - English & Music History Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh. And part of the Pennsylvania Council’s Commonwealth Speaker Program.
Bob Allen, a former Philosophy Instructor at Penn State has spent the last ten years traveling in the United States, visiting and interviewing every surviving player of the Negro Leagues in an effort to preserve the history and stories of Negro League Baseball.
He is currently working on an oral history project titled, The Souls of Black Baseball.