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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

People view artwork on display as part of the Black Lives in Focus exhibition along the Omicron Delta Kappa walkway of the Cathedral lawn in September.

Pitt makes Juneteenth an official holiday

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor February 8, 2022
Pitt announced Monday that it will add Juneteenth as an official holiday in the University calendar and close all campuses in observation of the holiday starting this year.
Tuesday’s Black Emancipation: A History of Celebration panel focused on the importance of celebrating Juneteenth and the history of Black emancipation, featuring panelists Sam Black, Laurence Glasco and Charlene Foggie-Barnett.

Panel discusses the history of Black emancipation in celebration of Juneteenth

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer June 15, 2021
The panel “Black Emancipation: A History of Celebration” on Tuesday afternoon focused on Black emancipation throughout history and the ways in which Americans have taken to celebrate and commemorate such history through Juneteenth.
Dana Thompson Dorsey and Sherdina Harper moderated the Juneteenth panel featuring Pitt students, staff and alumni.

‘The time is now’: Faculty and students discuss race, community at Juneteenth panel

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor June 21, 2020
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Equipoise hosted Friday afternoon’s "Juneteenth: A Prelude to True Social Justice and Equity at Pitt" panel.
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