WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

The African American Cultural Center promotes awareness of and appreciation for African American and other African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities.

Located on NC State’s campus in the only building named for an African American, the Cultural Center has been a presence on campus since its formation. We welcome you to attend our programs and events, as highlighted below, and to visit the Art Gallery and Library in Witherspoon Center!

HARAMBEE 2016

Harambee!! is the Swahili word meaning “let us come together.” Join us as we welcome new members to our NC State community. Thursday, September 8th, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:30pm in Talley Student Union, Coastal Ballroom.

Synthia SAINT JAMES

This semester’s Artist in Residence, Synthia SAINT JAMES is a visual artist, author, speaker and educator who is best known for creating the cover art for the hardcover edition of Terry McMillan’s book Waiting to Exhale and for designing the first Kwanzaa stamp for the U.S. Postal Service, issued in 1997. We are proud to exhibit “The Creative World of Synthia Saint James” through Friday, December 4, 2015.

GRENOLDO FRAZIER

In October, we also hosted Grenoldo Frazier, nationally respected musician and actor who composed the gospel musical, “Mama, I Want to Sing” as he graced the stage at Stewart Theater. A gifted storyteller and performer, Frazier illustrated the progression of African American music through a series of songs and stories.