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Eric Beeko, Yolanda Covington-Ward and Michele Reid-Vazquez (left to right) each teach in the Africana Studies department.

‘Find it all’: Africana Studies department reflects on teaching Black history, culture

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer March 10, 2021
Professors in the Africana Studies department have worked to highlight the department’s courses as well as Black history and culture throughout the year, but especially during Black History Month in February.
Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters raise their fists in solidarity at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street on June 13.

Op-Ed | Grappling with systemic racism

By Jack Daniel, Retired Pitt administrator July 7, 2020
Jack Daniel, the first chair of Pitt’s Africana Studies department, says in an op-ed that we in America, and at Pitt, must confront an elephant in the room.
Protesters march across the Birmingham Bridge during a protest on June 4.

Letter to the editor | Africana Studies as a resource for Black studies courses on campus

Yolanda Covington-Ward, the chair of the Department of Africana Studies, asks students in a letter to the editor why they have or have not taken Africana Studies classes.
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