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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 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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