Cultural Centers

Title

Cultural Centers

Subject

Cultural Centers Today

Description

"In 1969 the African American Cultural Center was created with the two-fold purpose of assisting the University in providing a safe and welcoming environment for African American students and a resource to the campus at-large regarding African American contributions and issues."
This quote from the homepage of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center helps lay out the purpose of the Cultural Center. After initially being criticized for being ineffective (top), the African American House began to be known as a true cultural center. The success of the student unity that this institution brought (center) helped to spark the creation of other Cultural Centers as well. La Casa followed in 1974. The Asian American Cultural Center (bottom) was founded in 2005 and the Native American House followed shortly afterwards.

Source

1. Irepodun: The Black Yearbook (1972)
2. Daily Illini, Illini Publishing Company
3. studentaffairs.illinois.edu/diversity/bnaacc

Contributor

University of Illinois Archives

Type

text, image

Files

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AACC01.JPG
Date Added
April 25, 2013
Collection
Legacies: Whose University?
Item Type
Still Image
Citation
“Cultural Centers,” Project 500, accessed September 19, 2017, http://project500.omeka.net/items/show/13.