Voices from a Steeltown
Voices from a Steeltown asks: Who killed Braddock, Pennsylvania? Politicians? Big Business? Shopping Centers? Racism? In the 1920s, Braddock thrived as a commercial center, a boom town born a generation earlier when Andrew Carnegie opened his first steel mill there. The town’s slogan was: “What Braddock Makes the World Takes.” In the 1980s, poverty replaced prosperity. The town’s few remaining residents view their situation with humor, puzzlement, and stoicism, as they reminisce about Braddock and talk about what caused its slow death.