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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The logo of Black Built Pitt.

‘History is happening’: Black Built Pitt organizers reflect on project

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer March 2, 2022
The Black Built Pitt digital archive is the fourth installment of Pitt’s “Black Lives in Focus” initiative.
The Black Action Society and the African American Alumni Council hosted a virtual commemoration on Sunday of the BAS 1969 computer center takeover.

BAS, AAAC commemorate 1969 computer center takeover with virtual sit-in

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2022
Black Pitt students staged a 1969 sit-in to demand changes for Black students and faculty on campus. The Black Action Society and the African American Alumni Council hosted a Saturday virtual sit-in to commemorate the historic computer center takeover’s 53rd anniversary.
Pitt’s African American Alumni Council and the University administration held a town hall Thursday night via Zoom.

‘They wanted to be seen’: African American Alumni Council discusses BAS demands, racial justice efforts

By Punya Bhasin and Rebecca Johnson October 23, 2020
Nearly 50 years after the Black Action Society’s famous Cathedral of Learning sit-in to demand campus reforms, Nicole Parks said Thursday it’s “sad” that BAS and 17 other Black student organizations were forced to make similar demands this summer.
Black Action Society, 17 Black student orgs make demands of University administration

Black Action Society, 17 Black student orgs make demands of University administration

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 22, 2020
The Black Action Society and 17 other Black Pitt student organizations joined together Monday to demand change from the University administration.
Nicole Walker Parks, African American Alumni Council President, welcomes guests at “Say It Loud” in January.

Black alumni celebrate 50-year anniversary of historic sit-in

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer October 23, 2019
Pitt alumna Linda Wharton is celebrating a special anniversary this year — 50 years since the Black Action Society sit-in that helped expand the black student body and found her a place at Pitt.
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