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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

2017 Kwanzaa Celebration

2017 Kwanzaa Celebration

Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday celebrated by many people of the African diaspora. The holiday celebrates African-American culture and is one of the first pan-African holidays. Its history is rooted in Black Liberation struggles of the 20th century – a time when many Black Americans were fighting for political, economic, social and cultural freedom. Kwanzaa, specifically, was born out of the movements’ focus on creating and maintaining Black culture through art, literature and cultural celebration. The holiday was first celebrated in 1966 and many of its adherents continue to celebrate Kwanzaa alongside other religious holidays.

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FALL 2017

Nov
20
Mon
AAFSO MEETING
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Nov
24
Fri
What’s On The Table
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
1
Fri
Ujamaa Fridays
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Traditionally held the 4th Friday of the month and sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, Ujamaa Fridays offer NC State University students, local college students and community members the opportunity to purchase literature, NPHC paraphernalia, posters, arts, clothing, jewelry, hair care and wellness products that reflect Pan African culture and history or entrepreneurialship

What’s On The Table
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
8
Fri
What’s On The Table
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
15
Fri
What’s On The Table
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Kwanzaa Celebration

2017 Kwanzaa Celebration

Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday celebrated by many people of the African diaspora. The holiday celebrates African-American culture and is one of the first pan-African holidays. Its history is rooted in Black Liberation struggles of the 20th century – a time when many Black Americans were fighting for political, economic, social and cultural freedom. Kwanzaa, specifically, was born out of the movements’ focus on creating and maintaining Black culture through art, literature and cultural celebration. The holiday was first celebrated in 1966 and many of its adherents continue to celebrate Kwanzaa alongside other religious holidays.

read more

FALL 2017

Nov
20
Mon
AAFSO MEETING
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Nov
24
Fri
What’s On The Table
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
1
Fri
Ujamaa Fridays
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Traditionally held the 4th Friday of the month and sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, Ujamaa Fridays offer NC State University students, local college students and community members the opportunity to purchase literature, NPHC paraphernalia, posters, arts, clothing, jewelry, hair care and wellness products that reflect Pan African culture and history or entrepreneurialship

What’s On The Table
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
8
Fri
What’s On The Table
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
15
Fri
What’s On The Table
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

UPCOMING EVENTS

Drop In Counseling

Drop In Counseling

During the Fall and Spring semesters, AACC hosts walk-in hours with Dr. Stephanie Rubain every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm and Thursday from 12-3pm. Dr. Rubain will be hanging out in our space (Witherspoon 356) to chat, get to know students, discuss whatever is relevant...

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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.