Charlie’s Monday Marker

Pittsburgh has undergone immense physical and cultural changes the last few years, but there’s still a bedrock of working-class history that continues to shape our city today. A new video series, Charlie’s Monday Marker lets the viewer pause at familiar spots and take a quick trip back in time.

Hosted by Dr. Charles McCollester and produced by the Battle of Homestead Foundation, Charlie’s Monday Marker are 10-minute videos delving into the fascinating stories behind the more than 60 historic sites listed in Labor History Sites in the Pittsburgh Region, a book authored by McCollester and Howard Scott in 2016 and published by Allegheny County Labor Council.

“History isn’t as remote from their lives as people often think,” McCollester observes. “A lot of the time, it’s literally right around the corner.”