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Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

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

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.

BAS celebrates 50 years with founding members

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)

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 about the Black Action Society, which was founded 50 years ago. Approximately 50 people atten...

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

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

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 the moment — let alone 50 years in the future. The civil rights icon likely never foresaw a sound bite of the s...

Students serve, remember on MLK Jr. day

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)

By Luke Stambaugh and Kenan Meral | The Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2018

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 Monday. They weren’t the only group of Pitt students spending the day this way. Approximate...

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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