Shaping the Penn State Narrative
African American students, faculty, staff, and alumni have inspired and empowered the Penn State community. This timeline-based website chronicles the struggles and successes experienced by African Americans at Penn State.
Explore & Discover
Explore the timeline and read about historical events and African American contributions to academics, culture, athletics, and the arts.
Video Interviews & Rare Archives
Watch interviews with some of Penn State’s noteworthy alumni and view archived photographs & documents.
You'll discover how African Americans have helped to shape Penn State’s international reputation as a world-class institution.
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