Newsmakers: Freeland Advocates Civil Rights for All

Issue Date: 
March 4, 2013

Wendell G. Freeland, a former Pitt trustee as well as a prominent lawyer and civil rights activist, delivered a Jan. 31 talk titled “What You Should Know About Some of Our Past.” Freeland discussed the racial discrimination he faced while growing up and when he was in the U.S. Army, where he served as one of the famed World War II Tuskegee Airmen. Freeland detailed his lifelong dedication to fighting discrimination, seeking to ensure the civil rights of all. His talk in Forbes Tower was presented by Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Office of Health Sciences Diversity. (Mike Drazdzinski/CIDDE)