Newsmaker: Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Issue Date: 
November 5, 2012

Pitt School of Law Dean William M. Carter was a presenter on a Sept. 29 panel discussion during the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s 97th Annual Conference, held Sept. 26-30, Downtown. The panel’s topic was “Changing the Odds for Others: The Legacy of Derrick Bell.” Joining Carter (left) as panelists were Mary Frances Berry (middle), a renowned civil rights activist and the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, and Anita Allen, the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (right). Several other Pitt professors served as panelists or panel chairs during the conference, including Dann Broyld, Pitt-Johnstown professor of social sciences; Yolanda Covington-Ward, assistant professor of Africana studies; Laurence Glasco, a professor of history; Margaret Rosenzweig, professor of acute, tertiary care in Pitt’s School of Nursing; and Christopher Rawson, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English. Pitt Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Robert Hill emceed the Sept. 29 plenary luncheon. Pitt was one of the event’s sponsors, and Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg was a member of the convention’s Honorary Committee.