Sophie: The Incomparable Mayor Masloff - Dr. Barbara Burstin presents her new book new

January 22, 2020 - 4:00pm

Dr. Burstin will speak about her book and the improbable journey of
Sophie Masloff, the daughter of poor Romanian Jewish immigrants who
grew up in the Hill District to become both the first female and first
Jewish mayor of Pittsburgh. She had several strikes against her, such
as being a woman in a man’s world, but she had the toughness and
determination to not be derailed from her mission that she saw as doing
her best for the city. As Burstin writes, "Sophie was a character, but this
lady had character, courage and charisma too."

Location and Address

Cathedral of Learning, room 501