ABCC remembers the victims of Emanuel AME Church


The Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) remembers the victims of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston... In 1818 Morris Brown (later Bishop Morris Brown) would establish the African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston which later became “Emanuel” AME. Read more.

25th annual ABCC conference call for papers

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ABCC to move headquarters to Northern Illinois University

The ABCC will relocate its headquarters to the NIU DeKalb main campus, effective July 1, 2015. Learn more

Northern Illinois University

NIU welcomes the ABCC to campus. NIU President Dr. Doug Baker, NIU Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Lisa Freeman, ABCC President Dr. Rodney Cohen, ABCC Founder/Executive Director Dr. Fred Hord, ABCC Executive Assistant Terry Duffy, ABCC Vice President Dr. Shakeer Abdullah and ABCC Webmaster Donnie Forti 

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Kuumba Speakers Series

Bringing the best programs to your campus will soon be easier and faster for ABCC members. For several years now, one of the most important benefits afforded member institutions of ABCC has been the Kuumba Programming Series – our own non-profit service listing many of the world's best speakers, performers (including student performing groups from member campuses) and artists. Learn more


The Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) is an organization that seeks to celebrate, promote and critically examine the culture of people of African descent, through the institutionalizing of Black and Multiculture Centers to enhance individual, community and global development. Learn more

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