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Black alumni, students dedicate time capsule to be opened in 2069

Black alumni, students dedicate time capsule to be opened in 2069

By Carolyn Brodie, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

If all goes according to plan, black Pitt students will open a time capsule in 2069 containing physical reminders of black activism on campus. 

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

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.

Provost, dean of students respond to letter calling for student expulsion

Provost, dean of students respond to letter calling for student expulsion

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

July 6, 2019

Pitt Provost Ann Cudd and Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner responded Saturday evening to a Friday letter from student leaders calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak, a rising junior political science major.

Student organizations call for expulsion of Pitt student who sent violent, racist threats

Student organizations call for expulsion of Pitt student who sent violent, racist threats

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

July 5, 2019

Leaders of several Pitt student organizations sent a letter to Pitt administrators Friday morning calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak, a rising junior political science major, according to a tweet sent Friday afternoon.

BAS “Justice for Antwon” die-in

March 28, 2019

To remember the death of Antwon Rose II, Pitt’s Black Action Society organized a die-in protest on the front steps of the William Pitt Union on Wednesday. About 120 people, mostly Pitt students, joined in sitting or standing near by. The group remained there, silent, for 40 minutes — 10 minutes for every day of the trial of former University and East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, who shot Rose in June 2018. This event marks the sixth day of “Justice for Antwon” protests since the jury acquitted Rosfeld of all charges.

Op-ed: Memory of Antwon Rose denied justice

Op-ed: Memory of Antwon Rose denied justice

By Black Action Society of the University of Pittsburgh

March 27, 2019

To the Black community of Pittsburgh: with each passing acquittal, we are blatantly shown our value in the eyes of those designated to “protect us.”

120 join “Justice for Antwon” die-in on WPU steps

120 join “Justice for Antwon” die-in on WPU steps

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2019

Unlike other protests that have taken place throughout the City over the past week, this one — a die-in in honor of Antwon Rose, organized by Pitt’s Black Action Society — was completely silent.

Black Action Society plans Wednesday die-in for Antwon Rose

Black Action Society plans Wednesday die-in for Antwon Rose

By Emily Wolfe and Brian Gentry

March 26, 2019

“[The goal is] just to show solidarity between all students on campus and faculty and staff, but specifically black students and just to show support for Antwon Rose’s family,” Edenis Augustin, the Black Action Society president, said.

Black student organizations celebrate 50 years of pride, progress

Black student organizations celebrate 50 years of pride, progress

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

During the height of the Civil Rights movement, in 1969, 40 members from Pitt’s newly minted Black Action Society shut themselves inside a Cathedral of Learning computer lab for seven hours to protest racial injustices on campus.

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