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Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

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Who We Are

The mission of Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is to provide programs and services that assist with the cultural, personal, and professional development of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are intentional about our work regarding the development of students within the African Diaspora, and therefore we place a special emphasis on our role in developing these students. Moreover, we eagerly collaborate with student organizations, campus departments, and community stakeholders to achieve our mission. 

Opened in the fall of 1969 in response to calls from African American students, the former Afro-American Program at Illinois was rededicated in 2004 to honor the late Bruce D. Nesbitt, the longest serving Director in the history of the program. Learn more about us.

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