The Steel Curtain Four referred to the four defensive tackles of the Pittsburgh Steelers – there was Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White. The team got their nickname from a 9th grader who had submitted the name “Steel Curtain” through a contest entry at a local radio station. The Steel Curtain Four became the first dominant all-black starting four in league history.
Pittsburgh's Hill District as it appeared in 1951. The view is up Forbes Avenue from Soho. The then-new Terrace Village housing on the hilltop contrasts with older houses below. This is where my Grandparents lived when they arrived from Italy but were forced to move by the city as they expanded the public housing projects.