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WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

The African American Cultural Center is one of four campus community centers (along with the GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Women’s Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED).

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.

FEATURED EVENT

…And at Midnight

…And at Midnight

The African American Cultural Center kicked off the academic year with a celebration of music. The month began with six showings of Chasing Trane, a documentary on NC native John Coltrane over Labor Day Weekend, continued with ¡Tumbao!, a celebration of Afro-Latinx music and dance with live music by CaribeVibe, and ending the month with “And at Midnight…” a youth praise fest, next Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 9pm in Stewart Theatre.

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FALL 2017

Aug
15
Tue
AACC Open House
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aug
20
Sun
AAFSO MEETING
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Aug
25
Fri
Ujamaa Fridays sponsored by AACC
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Held the 4th Friday of the month, “Ujamaa Fridays sponsored by AACC” offers NC State University students, local college students and community members with opportunities to purchase clothing, NPHC paraphernalia, literature, posters, arts, jewelry, hair care and products that reflect Pan African culture and history.

What’s On The Table
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Aug
27
Sun
Imani Sundays (Peace Church + AACC)
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
“Crowns” Talk Back sponsored by AACC
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
…And at Midnight

…And at Midnight

The African American Cultural Center kicked off the academic year with a celebration of music. The month began with six showings of Chasing Trane, a documentary on NC native John Coltrane over Labor Day Weekend, continued with ¡Tumbao!, a celebration of Afro-Latinx music and dance with live music by CaribeVibe, and ending the month with “And at Midnight…” a youth praise fest, next Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 9pm in Stewart Theatre.

read more

FALL 2017

Aug
15
Tue
AACC Open House
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aug
20
Sun
AAFSO MEETING
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Aug
25
Fri
Ujamaa Fridays sponsored by AACC
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Held the 4th Friday of the month, “Ujamaa Fridays sponsored by AACC” offers NC State University students, local college students and community members with opportunities to purchase clothing, NPHC paraphernalia, literature, posters, arts, jewelry, hair care and products that reflect Pan African culture and history.

What’s On The Table
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Aug
27
Sun
Imani Sundays (Peace Church + AACC)
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
“Crowns” Talk Back sponsored by AACC
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

UPCOMING EVENTS

Film Screening: Moonlight

Film Screening: Moonlight

Join the GLBT Center along with the African American Cultural Center as we view the film and discuss the representation of black queer masculinity in film, media and our cultural consciousness. About Moonlight: This drama charts the life of a black gay...

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Be:tween Words: Brandan Odums Exhibit

Be:tween Words: Brandan Odums Exhibit

Join us at our fall gallery opening, Be:tween Words, an exhibit of work from visual artist and filmmaker Brandan 'BMike' Odums. Using mediums such as spray paint and acrylic paint, Odum's work depicts Black life in New Orleans, telling stories of...

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Ujamaa Fridays

Ujamaa Fridays

The cooperative economics of building, maintaining and supporting our own stores establishments and businesses is the cornerstone foundation behind Ujamaa Fridays at the Cultural Center.  Vendors can be found throughout Witherspoon and the African American Cultural...

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What’s on the Table

What’s on the Table

Join us at our weekly living room chat, held in the African American Cultural center lounge. This weekly meet-up is designed for members of the NC State Community to come together, share perspective, offer support and discuss some of the week’s most...

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NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED award recognizes universities whose diversity and inclusion efforts show a broad understanding of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, military service, disabilities, membership in the LGBT community and more.