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.

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