An Evening with Emmanuel Acho – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

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Date(s) - 02/15/2021
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Pitt Program Council is excited to announce An Evening with Emmanuel Acho – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man! This Webinar will take place February 15th, 2021 at 8:30pm EST. This lecture will be hosted in the same Q&A style as Acho’s YouTube series, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”; students will have an opportunity to both pre-submit questions for the event via our Instagram DMs as well as submit questions during the event as it’s happening!

If you would like to submit a question anonymously, please do so through this form: Questions do not need to be about his book or videos if you are not already familiar with that material. Ask anything you think is important to the topic of race even if it is a difficult question!

This event will be held virtually through Zoom Webinars – students must sign in through their Pitt Zoom account and their Pitt Passport to access the event. The link for the event can be found using this direct Zoom link: The passcode to enter the event is 115247

Emmanuel Acho Bio:

Emmanuel Acho is a Fox Sports Analyst, Co-Host, FS1 Speak for Yourself and Host/Producer of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, a web series focused on driving an open, difficult, but ultimately productive conversation on race in America.

In partnership with Oprah Winfrey, Acho released the Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man book on November 10th, 2020. It is the third title published as “An Oprah Book” and debuted at #3 on the New York Times best sellers list.

After earning his undergraduate degree in sports management in 2012, Emmanuel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, where he spent most of his career. While in the NFL, Emmanuel spent off-seasons at the University of Texas to earn his master’s degree in Sports Psychology. In 2016, Emmanuel left the football field and picked up the microphone to begin his broadcast career. In 2018, Emmanuel was promoted within ESPN, where he served as the youngest national football analyst and was named a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Selection. In 2017, he and his family’s non-profit organization, Living Hope Christian Ministries, raised enough funds to build a hospital in rural Nigeria.

All virtual Pitt Program Council lectures are open to all Pitt students, faculty, and staff with a valid Pitt ID. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Pitt Program Council at or by phone at 412-648-7900 for proper accommodations.

If you have specific questions regarding the event, please contact our Lecture Director Quincey Johnston at