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ISSUES: Heinz History Center's new Vietnam War exhibit focuses on Western PA experience

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The Heinz History Center's{ }"The Vietnam War: 1945-1975," opened April 13, 2019 and runs through Sept. 22.

PITTSBURGH -- The Heinz History Center's newest exhibition is an expansive look at one of our nation's most controversial conflicts.

Precisely titled, "The Vietnam War: 1945-1975," the exhibit tells the complete story of Vietnam, from the early beginnings after World War II to the very end, with a focus on the Western Pennsylvania experience.

"Issues on the Point" recently went behind-the-scenes with Sam Black, the history center's Director of African American Programs who spearheaded the project years after launching "Soul Soldiers" in 2005, an exhibit centered on the African American experience in Vietnam.

Marine Corps. veteran and Pittsburgh native John Clark - one of the many Western Pennsylvania veterans profiled throughout the exhibit - also sat down with 22 the Point to share his reasons for lending his experiences and artifacts to the Heinz History Center.

"The Vietnam War: 1945-1975," opened April 13, 2019 and runs through Sept. 22.

For more information and to schedule a visit, connect with the Heinz History Center online.

Watch "Issues on the Point" every Sunday morning at 6:30 on 22 the Point.

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