Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
Dec. 16, 2019—Janelle Monáe, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and actor, and Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, will speak at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 19 as the featured panelists for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote event in Langford Auditorium.
Oct. 25, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center marked its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend, celebrating the impact of its innovative programming, support and services to students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt.
Oct. 16, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend. The center, which was dedicated in April 1984, will mark the milestone with numerous events and programs.
Aug. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt’s sixth annual Diverse ‘Dores Day will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade.
Aug. 14, 2019—Four Vanderbilt identity-based centers and offices are now under the umbrella of the Office for Inclusive Excellence. The move is designed to elevate their mission and expand their impact.
Dobson, Noble appointed to new leadership positions to advance inclusive excellence and student success
Jun. 28, 2019—Seasoned university leaders Frank Dobson and Rosevelt Noble have been appointed to new roles to further advance inclusive excellence programming and resources as part of the undergraduate experience.
Jun. 11, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center invites all members of the Vanderbilt community to its Juneteenth cookout on Wednesday, June 19. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Black Cultural Center courtyard.
Apr. 26, 2019—Adolpho A. Birch III, an NFL executive who is a Law School alumnus and secretary of the Board of Trust, spent the days leading up to the 2019 NFL draft sharing his experiences and advice with the campus community.
Mar. 1, 2019—More than a dozen lectures, programs, celebrations and gatherings took place across campus throughout the month of February to commemorate the nationally celebrated Black History Month.
Trailblazers and Pioneers: Portrait projects honor Vanderbilt community members who have worked for diversity
Feb. 19, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos unveiled four portraits during Reunion weekend in October that are part of a new Vanderbilt Trailblazers portrait series honoring members of the Vanderbilt community who broke barriers at the university and in society at large. The portraits depict Vanderbilt alumni Bishop Joseph Johnson, BDiv’54, PhD’58; the Rev. James Lawson, ’71; the...
Feb. 6, 2019—Black History Month is a critical time for reflection, for compassion, for improvement. Vanderbilt is celebrating the month with a series of thought-provoking events to inspire action in February and beyond.
Feb. 5, 2019—Author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row in Alabama as an innocent man, will speak at Vanderbilt on Feb. 19.