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Behind the legacy of America’s blackface

Barrett Holmes Pitner graduated from Furman with a degree in political science.

Barrett Holmes Pitner, a 2004 Furman graduate and a writer, journalist and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C., writes a piece for BBC News about the history of blackface in the United States and why so many “prominent Americans are unaware of or indifferent to the harm it causes.”

Pitner is a native of the Atlanta area and graduated from Furman with a degree in political science. He has been a contributing columnist for The Daily Beast, The BBC, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and other publications. He has also appeared on political news shows, including Hardball with Chris Matthews, Morning Joe on MSNBC, and The Diane Rehm Show on NPR.

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Former death row inmate Anthony Ray Hinton to speak Feb. 27

Anthony Ray Hinton will speak about his nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.

Professor Shaniece Criss named 2019 ChangeMaker

The Class of ChangeMakers consists of 15 individuals in the Upstate and is selected by the Jefferson Awards Foundation.

Undergraduate Evening Studies to pilot new summer schedule

As part of the pilot format, classes will be offered in either one weekend per month sessions, or fully online.

The Diviners

Furman Theatre presents ‘The Diviners’

Set in rural Indiana in the early 1930s, "The Diviners" closes this weekend with performances Feb. 22-24. Furman's Rhett Bryson directs.