Bill Strickland

Rebuilding a neighborhood with beauty, dignity, hope

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Bill Strickland tells a quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music, and unlikely partnerships.

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Bill Strickland · Social innovator

As a Pittsburgh youth besieged by racism in the crumbling remains of the steel economy, Bill Strickland should have been one of the Rust Belt's casualties. Instead, he discovered the potter's wheel, and the transforming power of fountains, irrepressible dreams, and the slide show.

As a Pittsburgh youth besieged by racism in the crumbling remains of the steel economy, Bill Strickland should have been one of the Rust Belt's casualties. Instead, he discovered the potter's wheel, and the transforming power of fountains, irrepressible dreams, and the slide show.