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Madame Dawson's Opera Company

02/26/2009 | 14m 42s

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Preservationists work to save a grand Victorian house in Pittsburgh - and for good reason. It was the birthplace of Mary Cardwell Dawson's National Negro Opera Company which launched careers and opened doors. Nicknamed "Mystery Manor," the house also hosted famous African American entertainers, athletes and business people who were denied hotel rooms when visiting Pittsburgh.

Aired: 02/26/09 | Rating: NR

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