Black Cultural Center

The Black Cultural Center provides purposeful, holistic, scholarly and cocurricular programming designed to strengthen understanding of African American heritage. It enhances the academic, cultural and social development of the entire Purdue community.

Performing Arts Ensembles

Providing cultural education through the arts is the principal objective of the Black Cultural Center’s performing arts ensembles. The BCC has institutionalized a curriculum-based programming model that provides a balance between performing (dance, theater, music, and creative expression) and learning about the social, political and historical bases of artistic traditions in African diaspora cultures. Professional artists-in-residence provide master-class instruction and prepare students for local and regional performance engagements. Students of diverse ethnicities and cultures join the ensembles and experience a supportive environment.

Cultural Arts Series

The Black Cultural Center is actively engaged in the academic life of the University through the presentation of the Cultural Arts Series. The series features prominent scholars, performing artists and Purdue alumni and enhances the intellectual, cultural and social development of the community. The Cultural Arts Series is presented throughout the academic year and highlights those who have contributed extensively to human rights, business and education. Students and visitors enjoy a full calendar of events, including guest lectures, workshops, seminars and other activities.

Facility Tour

The Black Cultural Center is a nationally recognized repository of information on Black history and culture. Two of the center’s most treasured resources are its extensive library and striking art collection. Committed to supporting academic excellence and leadership development, the Black Cultural Center offers a deep well of resources and opportunities to students.

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Support Us

Purdue University's Black Cultural Center is a vibrant element of University life, offering a wealth of programs and services for the entire campus community. We bring together the wonderful diversity of the Purdue family by nurturing and presenting the rich heritage of the African American experience through art, history and cultural understanding. By donating to the Black Cultural Center, you help strengthen the center’s impact on Purdue and the community.

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Welcome back. We are kicking off the year with our 3rd Annual MLK Kinfolk Dinner. 
The dinner is a moment for mindfulness, community building and transformation as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
Please join us for a sit down affair over a common dish of soup as we break bread reflecting on the living legacy of Dr. King. Bring a comrade, meet a stranger and learn something new about yourself and others. 
This feast will be held Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 5:30-8:00p.m at the Black Cultural Center room MP2 as part of the week-long Celebration of Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mingling will begin at 5:30p and dinner will be served at 6p, with the discussion to follow immediately.

This event is free and open to the public. To ensure enough for all please RSVP to following the link (Click link in bio)
It’s Fri-YAYYY. Join us for movie madness‼️
Come grab you a fresh hot waffle!
Who doesn’t like FREE waffles? Be sure to drop in this Wednesday for our waffle bar, as we conquer this dead week‼️
Happy thanksgiving! #thanksgiving #break
Full house for tonight’s Digitalia Panel with animator Jeron Braxton and engineer Tion Thomas