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Eleanor Mattern in a black shirt, with a blurred out Oakland in the background
Meet Eleanor “Nora” Mattern, chair of the upcoming Year of Data and Society initiative.
Black and white image of Rob Penny sitting at a desk.
The collection comprises approximately 150 boxes, which include correspondence, writing tablets, photographs, scripts, audio and video recordings, awards and more. The acquisition adds to Black voices collections held by the University Library System.
An artist's depiction of a silhouette of a person with swirling colors around them
A new anti-racism series helps students, faculty and staff have empowering, eye opening and uncomfortable conversations. Sign up by March 29.
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Eight members of Pitt’s Black community convened Wednesday evening to discuss their experiences and what still needs to be done to ensure that Pitt is a just and equitable institution. Watch the K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program or read a recap of the conversation.
A person in a white outfit studies at a table in the Cathedral of Learning
Looking for a place to study between classes or away from your room? We’ve got you covered.
George Barbour in a black and white photograph next to a blackboard
Pitt alumnus George Barbour had the harrowing experience of being one of only two Black reporters covering the historic 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. His career is the subject of a new documentary premiering on Thursday, Feb. 11.
Duane Jones holds a flaming torch in a black and white image
Film and Media Studies Senior Lecturer Carl Kurlander writes not only on the Pitt alum’s important role in film history but also on his accomplishments before and after “Night of the Living Dead.”
Duane Jones operating machinery in a black and white photo
Students in the film and media studies course Making the Documentary: George Romero and Pittsburgh explore the horror maestro's early career in the city and learn more about Pitt alumnus Duane Jones, the film’s star.
a black and white image of Dr. King
A new online resource from the University Library System serves as an entry point into learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. “Activism starts with awareness, and that’s what this guide is all about,” said Tyrica Terry Kapral, humanities data librarian.