University of Pittsburgh Receives Donation of African Artifacts

pittThe University of Pittsburgh has announced that it is receiving a donation of eight African artifacts from the collection of Ralph Proctor, an alumnus of the university who serves a professor and chief diversity officers at the Community College of Allegheny County.

Among the items donated to the university are a bronze casting of the head of a queen mother from Benin, a helmet mask made of wood and human hair from Tanzania, and a Kente cloth used by members of the royal court of the Ashanti people of Ghana.

Professor Proctor earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Pitt in 1965. He served as assistant dean with the university School of Arts and Sciences from 1968 to 1973 and later earned a Ph.D. in history from Pitt.


Leave a Reply

Due to incidents of abuse and harassment that have occurred in the past, JBHE will not publish telephone numbers or email addresses of individuals in this space. If you want to contact someone in a particular article, we suggest you contact them directly not in an open forum.