The University's signature event, the K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program hosted by the Chancellor, is named for K. Leroy Irvis, a 1954 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and one of the most important and influential men in Pennsylvania history.
The 2022 K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month program – Blue, Gold, & Black: Reflections Of The Black Pitt Experience Through The Years – will feature an image gallery, artifact displays, and personal reflections of Black Pitt community members’ experiences and achievements across generations. The program will also feature the debut of the Blue, Gold, & Black Archive – a dynamic, community-sourced digital collection meant to capture and curate the Black Pitt experience through the years.”
The Black Excellence Bash is the closing event for the K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month programming, scheduled for Feb 25, 7-8 pm. It is to celebrate the work and achievements and to cultivate joy in our community throughout the ages. This year the Excellence awards will be honoring community members (students, faculty, staff, and alum) who have made contributions to the “Health and Wellness” sector. This will be a night of fun and recognition to serve as a reminder that positive experiences exist in Black History and there is so much to celebrate. Black is joy and Black is excellent.