Special Performance of “SHANTYTOWN” | Senator John Heinz History Center | Theater | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Special Performance of “SHANTYTOWN”

Journey back to the 1930s for the forgotten story of the Strip District’s amazing “Pastor of the Poor,” told in story and song. Father James Cox, the Pastor of Old St. Patrick’s Church during the Great Depression, printed the first food stamps, fed almost 3 million people, led a major march on our national’s capital with 25,000 jobless, and was even nominated for President. He was one of the first preachers on national radio, defended Jewish Americans, and went head-to-head against anti-Semites. But who was the man behind it all?