Pitt holds celebration of arts for Black History Month


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The University of Pittsburgh’s 2014 K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program held a Celebration of the Arts last Monday in Alumni Hall to recognize the achievements of three recently retired Pitt faculty: Nathan Davis, professor emeritus of music; Toi Derricotte, poet and professor emerita of English; and Vernell A. Lillie, associate professor of Africana studies who founded the now-closed Kuntu Repertory Theatre. Four hundred guests enjoyed performances by students as well as poetry readings by Terrance Hayes, professor of English and winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 2010.


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