Wheatley and University of Pittsburgh to hold ceremony to honor Advocates for African-American Students


State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and the University of Pittsburgh will host the 25th anniversary to honor Advocates for African-American Students from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Connolly Ballroom in Alumni Hall on the University of Pittsburgh Campus, 4227 Fifth Ave.

Chris Moore of WQED will host the event.

The event is in partnership with the Department of Africana Studies and United Front for Education. There will be a reception and evening of recognition for the advocates in honor of their decades’ long fight and the anniversary of the complaint waged 25 years ago.

The Advocates for African-American Students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools is a grassroots community group organized in 1990 by the late Dr. Barbara A. Sizemore in response to the dismal plight of African-American students within the Pittsburgh public school district.

Media coverage is invited.