Written by Cara J. Hayden
Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Robert Hill hosted a world-premiere screening of a new documentary, Newspaper of Record: The Pittsburgh Courier, 1907-1965, by filmmaker and Pitt alumnus Kenneth Love (A&S ‘71). The by-invitation event served as Pitt’s 2010 K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program and was attended by about 600 Pitt faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. The film celebrates the illustrious history of The Pittsburgh Courier, which was, in its era, the most influential Black newspaper in the nation (see full story in this issue). This year, today’s New Pittsburgh Courier is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Pitt alumnus Robert L. Vann’s arrival as the Courier’s publisher and editor.