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During the interfaith service praising Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night, art, music and poetry were used to bridge different faiths.

Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer January 23, 2019
On a cold winter night, about 50 people of different ethnicities, ages and faiths huddled together in the front rows of Heinz Chapel for Pitt’s annual interfaith service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Arif Jamal, a liaison librarian for African studies, Africana studies and social work, introduces the panelists at the Total Justice and True Black Freedom discussion Wednesday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

BAS celebrates 50 years with founding members

By Caroline Eddy | For The Pitt News March 1, 2018

Past and present members of Pitt’s Black Action Society met Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the organization’s founding and fortify its future. The African American Alumni Council hosted a discussion...

Ram Super Bowl commercial sparked controversy because of the Martin Luther King Jr. speech narrated in the background. (Photo via Dodge/TNS)

Editorial: Cynical Super Bowl ad shows superficial concern for civil rights

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 6, 2018

When he first delivered his “Drum Major Instinct” sermon Feb. 4, 1968, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Martin Luther King Jr. had little way of knowing how his speech would come across in...

Junior communication and political science major Aaron Hill speaks in front of participants at Alpha Phi Alpha’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day candlelight vigil Monday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Students serve, remember on MLK Jr. day

A group of students from Pitt’s Litchfield Tower B offered a warm respite from the bitter cold as they served soups and sandwiches to hungry Homewood residents who visited the Bethesda Presbyterian Church...

A community effort

A community effort

By LaKesha Silver / MLK Project Staff August 19, 2013

Local youth participated in a five-week program to create murals depicting themes selected by the Oakland community.

Portrait of the artist as a mentor

Portrait of the artist as a mentor

By LaKesha Silver / MLK Project Staff August 19, 2013

Olga Brindar was the artist chosen to design the Semple Street murals.

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