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Photo gallery Black Cultural Center grand opening

May 4, 2017

The university’s Black Cultural Center marked its grand opening with a full day of events on Wednesday. The center, located in the Red Gym, was dedicated in February. The center includes a lounge, collaborative work areas, computer work stations and space to showcase art. A visual timeline honors the contributions of black students to the university.

Photo: Commemorative T-shirts

Commemorative T-shirts are pictured as guests mingle in the background of the new Black Cultural Center.

Photo: Karla Foster and Rebecca Blank

Karla Foster, campus and community liaison for the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, introduces Chancellor Rebecca Blank to glass panels etched with references to notable moments black history.

Photo: Karla Foster

Karla Foster points out a historical video message to Chancellor Blank. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo: Blanket with references to slavery

A blanket – woven with references to slavery and other notable moments in black history – is seen draped over the back of a sofa as guests mingle.

Photo: Harvey Long, Karla Foster, Rebecca Blank

From left to right, doctoral student Harvey Long, Karla Foster and Chancellor Blank talk during the daylong grand opening event.

Photo: Mo Kappes & Hazel Symonette

Mo Kappes (left), ALPs advisor with the Center for Leadership & Involvement in the Division of Student Life, and Hazel Symonette, program development and assessment specialist in the Division of Student Life, talk during the event, held in the Red Gym. Photo by: Jeff Miller

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