The American Hellenic Foundation of Western PA, the Greek Nationality Room Committee, and the European Art Center of Greece (EUARCE), with this tribute to the lesser known Philhellenes, are closing the chapter on the Celebration of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.
The Greek Struggle for Independence, unlike many other rebellions in history, was unique in that it raised the sensitivity of the entire Western world. People in all walks of life in Europe, Russia, and America, rose to help the Struggle. From royalty, to people of the court, intellectuals, and everyday people, a tide rose to bring all kinds of aid to the Greek people and revolutionaries. Food, clothing, war material, money. Much of this story remains untold, and much remains unknown.
This virtual event honors the until-now unknown "1826 Greek Relief Committee of Pittsburgh" as well as to the lesser known heroines, Philhellene Women, who served as a critical backbone to the Philhellenic movements across Europe, the trans-Caucasus, and America.