Register for the 26th Annual ABCC National Conference

Lousiana State University

"Culture Centers: Campus and Community Organizing to Make Lives Matter"

Save the date for the 26th annual ABCC national conference co-sponsored by the Louisiana State University African American Cultural Center.

October 27 - 30, 2016
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

ABCC institutional members receive a significant discount on conference registration. We also invite you to submit your proposal for presentations by August 1, 2016.

Nommo Newsletters

The summer 2016 issue features news from the Colorado State University Black/African American Cultural Center, Purdue University Black Cultural Center, Ripon College Center for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign La Casa Cultural Latina, University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity, University of New Mexico African American Student Services, and Vanderbilt University Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Plus, read a tribute remembering ABCC Board Member Dr. Michael Williams. This issue’s book review comes from Northern Illinois University Professor Dr. LaVerne Gyant. The ABCC board presents a statement on the unrest across the country.

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Why Join the ABCC?

Are you looking for professional development opportunities and student leadership training? We invite you to join the national Association for Black Culture Centers. With headquarters at Northern Illinois University, we're the only national organization for African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American and multiculture centers as well as community colleges. Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans have historical and contemporary connections with Africana people. As a member of our organization, we'll offer you the guidance and resources to promote authentic integration on your campus by building connections among ethnic groups and increasing understanding of their history and culture.

Member Testimonials

Larry WilliamsonI would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC). As director of the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University, ABCC supplies a plethora of resources. In its 25 years of service, ABCC has provided a quarter of a century of action toward the continual advancement and survival for many cultural centers. I am glad we have a resource so replete with information.

The Association for Black Culture Centers and the Hale Black Cultural Center both celebrate 25 years of accomplishments. Without ABCC paving the way for high standards in cultural competencies in our centers, we would have a hodgepodge of random theories to define our Centers’ existence. Thank you both ABCC and executive director and founder, Dr. Fred L. Hord, for your vision.

Larry Williamson, Director
The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center
Ohio State University


Renee ThomasThe Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) provides an opportunity for me to connect with colleagues from across the country who are devoted to the success of students of color in higher education. As a result of my participation, I have been able to share ideas, ask questions and benchmark with other cultural center professionals.

ABCC has enabled me to position myself as an expert in the field and be a resource to others. ABCC has been an invaluable resource for the Purdue Black Cultural Center. We have developed exemplary programs utilizing the ABCC Speakers Bureau, successfully recruited professional staff members via the job bank and published articles in the ABCC newsletter on a consistent basis.

Renee A. Thomas, Director
Purdue University Black Cultural Center

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