Black Cultural Center

 

WELCOME TO THE BCC

The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center welcomes our new and returning students for the 2017-18 academic year.  We hope this year will be both successful and exciting for our entire Vanderbilt community.  Please come by the Center early and often as your time permits for interesting cultural programming, great food, and fellowship.  Also, visit this site often for programming announcements and updates throughout the year.

BLACK HISTORY AT
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY


Vanderbilt University is rich with the history of African Americans since Joseph Johnson became the first to attend the university.  In addition to the many current events highlighted on this page, please visit the Black History Alumni Spotlight page to learn more about African American students who changed the campus landscape and enhanced Vanderbilt University as one of the top institutions in the world. You may also wish to visit our Celebrating Change website for even more highlights celebrating the legacy of African Americans at Vanderbilt University.

Welcome Class of 2021!
Family Welcome &
Harambee March

The start of a new tradition can be an exciting experience.  Without a doubt, this was the case this past Move-In Day when over 300 first-year students and their families joined numerous student organizations and DOS entities in welcoming the Class of 2021.  The class was greeted at Buttrick Hall and then marched to the rhythm of an African drum ensemble into the BCC where they toured the facilities, met our student leaders at our organizational fair in the auditorium and were treated to lunch and a time to relax before moving onto their next stop.

Click on the link below to view excerpts from the Inaugural BCC Family Welcome and 2017 First-Years’ Harambee March.

2017 First-Year Harambee March

 

next at the BCC…

DIGITAL MEDIA, ACTIVISM, DEMOCRACY, AND PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA
Weds. September 20th • 3:10 PM – 5:00 PM
Black Cultural Center

Co-sponsored by Africa at a Crossroads and the Black Cultural Center.

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Diverse Dores:  Black Cultural Center
Wednesday, September 20th • 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
BCC (Dessert served)

Click below for full poster.
Diverse ‘Dores Day 2017 (3)

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FIT WITH FACULTY
THURSDAY, SEPT. 21ST • 6PM
BCC

Co-sponsored with Black Girls Lift (BGL)

Join us for exercise and healthy snacks as we kick off our series on healthy living.  This session will be facilitated by Professor Gilman Whiting.  For more information call 615.322.2524.