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Purdue Black Cultural Center

  • Address 1100 Third Street
    West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
  • Hours
    8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Phone 765-494-3092

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The Purdue Black Cultural Center is a nationally recognized repository of black history and culture. It provides purposeful holistic, scholarly, and co-curricular programming designed to strengthen understanding of African American heritage. The center was designed by an African American architecture firm and features a distinctive design inspired by ancient African art and architecture.

The center sponsors a cultural arts series that highlights those who have contributed to human rights, business and education. The performing arts ensemble program includes the Black Voices of Inspiration, Haraka Writers, Jahari Dance Troupe, New Directional Players, Black Thought Collective, and the Gordon Parks ensemble. The permanent BCC art collection comprises more than 100 pieces of authentic African artifacts, woodcarvings, masks, ceremonial pieces, and original artwork.

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