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Natural Awakenings Indianapolis

Center for Black Literature & Culture Opens

Oct 01, 2017 07:31PM

Roland Martin

A new and unique space for Indianapolis that celebrates the rich heritage of those with African roots will be unveiled during the grand opening of the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 at the Central Library, in Indianapolis. The entire community is invited to attend. Journalist Roland Martin will keynote the CBLC opening at 12:30 p.m.

Made possible by a significant grant by the Lilly Endowment, the Center will be a focal point for exploring the black experience in Indianapolis and beyond. Interactive displays, engaging programming and a large collection of books and materials will showcase those who have transformed the world through their courage, talents and activism. New program and display themes will be added regularly.

“The Center will feature a robust collection of materials and an array of dynamic programs, ranging from author talks to special exhibits, to inspire individuals of all ages,” says Nichelle M. Hayes, the special collections librarian who will manage the Center.

Admission: Free. Location: Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. For more information, call 317-275-4022 or visit

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