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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.

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

Nicole Walker Parks, African American Alumni Council President, welcomes guests at “Say It Loud” in January.

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

October 24, 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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