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JaQuay Edward Carter

Award-winning historian and USMC Veteran, JaQuay Edward Carter, is committed to serving others. Mr. Carter has a long history of community service, military service, and human services advocacy. JaQuay began his post-secondary education at the Community College of Allegheny County, earning an associate degree in Ethnic and Diversity Studies. Soon after, he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his undergraduate degree in History Education/Africana Studies. In 2018, JaQuay was directed back to his hometown of Hazelwood through his passion for history and neighborhood pride. He founded the Greater Hazelwood Historical Society of Pittsburgh and Cultural Center. The following year, he created the Black History Society of Western Pennsylvania, which is dedicated to the research and repository of our region's African American experience.

Pittsburgh Black Mayor Ajax Jones

Part 2: Ajax Jones is the 1st African American to serve as Mayor of Pittsburgh

By JaQuay Edward Carter / February 25, 2021

During a change of mayors, Ajax Jones held the keys to the city for 3 days

Ajax Jones

Part 1: The Remarkable and Unremembered Life of Ajax Jones

By JaQuay Edward Carter / February 24, 2021

Born in Arthursville (now known as the Hill District) Ajax Jones served under 9 different mayors in Pittsburgh