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The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

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University of Pittsburgh/Stronger Than Hate t-shirt

Navy blue cotton t-shirt with white and gold screen-printed lettering. Lettering on front reads, "Pitt/Stronger Than Hate" with a Star of David taking the place of the dot above the letter I in "Pitt."

Historical Notes

On Nov. 5, 2018, the University of Pittsburgh organized a vigil on the lawn between the Cathedral of Learning and the Heinz Memorial Chapel, bringing together approximately 3,000 administrators, faculty, staff, students, and other members of the campus community to memorialize the victims of the October 27 attack. The vigil included remarks from Mayor Bill Peduto, University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh's Rabbi Danny Schiff, and Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Executive Director Wasi Mohamed. It also included performances from a cappella groups The Songburghs and C Flat Run, including the original song "Stronger Than Hate" co-written by Harry Lebovitz and Konstantine Deyev. Before the vigil, the Student Government Board distributed more than 10,000 of these "Stronger Than Hate" t-shirts throughout campus.

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