The Association for Black Culture Centers is committed to your professional development. We offer workshops at our conferences and book recommendations to help you better understand history and culture. We encourage our members and affiliates to build community among ethnic groups through culture centers at colleges and universities. Together, we can explore the historical and contemporary connections African descended people have with Latinos, Asian American and Native Americans.

Join us at a 2017-2018 ABCC Regional Mini-Conference

New for the 2017-18 academic year: we're offering six regional mini-conferences to help you network with faculty, staff and students in your region.

Learning Each Other's Culture and History

From racial slurs on social media to hurtful speech, recent incidents on college/university campuses suggest our nation has difficult work ahead in creating communities free of racism. Find a book that interests you to help promote understanding of history and culture on your campus and in your community.

Culture Centers: Theory and Practice

Culture Centers: Politics of Identity and Survival is the only book available that focuses on Black Culture Centers.

Culture Centers: Theory and Practice

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

NIU Insider Podcast

Listen to an NIU Insider Podcast on recent ABCC initiatives involving culture centers across the country.

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