Then and Now: A Historical Exhibition Of African American Progress at Pitt

Issue Date: 
October 12, 2009

A sorority sweater from the late 1960s. . . . a photograph of Pitt’s first Black homecoming queen  . . . . images of prominent Black Pitt athletes of the 1960s and ’70s. Those are a few of the items to be included in an exhibition called Then and Now: A Historical Exhibition of African American Progress at Pitt, which can be viewed on the ground floor of Hillman Library beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 23.

The display contains memorabilia pertaining to Black students who attended Pitt from 1969 through the 1980s and early ’90s. Photos of Black fraternities and sororities will be included, as well as news clippings from The New Pittsburgh Courier, The Pitt News, and the University Times. Pitt alumni lent many of the materials that will show the progress of the Black experience at Pitt over the years.