Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies & the Economy - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to CAUSE at Carnegie Mellon University

Founded in 1995, CAUSE is an interdisciplinary research and education center in the Department of History, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University. Focusing on African American urban life and history since the transatlantic slave trade, the Center encourages scholarship that addresses the historian’s interest in understanding socioeconomic, political, and cultural change over time... [Read more]

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of CAUSE!

We had a series of exciting activities througout the year. Thank you for your participation and continuing support!


Previous Events

October 2 - 4, 2015
CAUSE 20th Anniversary Conference


October 15, 2015
"An Evening with Bob Moses: Educator and Civil Rights Activist"


Friday, November 20, 2015
(T)ERROR Film Screening Event


Thursday, December 3, 2015
13th Amendment Symposium


February 5-6, 2016
Perspectives on African Americans in Pittsburgh: 20 Years Later



March 18, 2016

Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History


April 22-23, 2016
Looking Forward: Forging a New Agenda for CAUSE 


April 29, 2016
"Unfinished Business: Black Religion and the Entrepreneurial Spirit"

master poster

Full program poster! 2015-16