Apr. 20, 1988: Members of the Black Political Empowement Project and the NAACP: Tim Stevens, Ray Rucker and Georgetta Stevens unveil one of 25 new billboards going up throughout Pittsburgh that urge blacks to register to vote.
Native of Pittsburgh, Tim Stevens founded the Black Empowerment Project (B-PEP) in 1986. The project is still active with a mission statement dedicated to promoting participation of African Americans in local, state, and national elections: “It’s a LIFETIME COMMITMENT: African Americans VOTE in each and every election!” Mr. Stevens has been a prominent advocate for civil rights in the Pittsburgh community. He served as both executive director and president of the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP.
This photograph was taken before the 1988 presidential election between Republican George H.W. Bush and Democrat Michael Dukakis.
(Photo by Joyce Mendelsohn, Post-Gazette)
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