Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
Oct. 21, 2015—A campus space designed to celebrate the history and contributions of black students at Vanderbilt opens, historically black sorority Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 40 years on campus, and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center launches its AmbassaDores program on Friday, Oct. 23, during the university’s Reunion and Homecoming.
Sep. 17, 2015—A Sept. 24-26 symposium will include plenary speakers Nahum Chancler of UC-Irvine and Cheryl Wall of Rutgers University, as well as Vanderbilt faculty member Lucius Outlaw and others.
Sep. 16, 2015—Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco will introduce her forthcoming book, "Dangerous Moves: Politics and Performance in Cuba, on Tuesday," Sept. 22, at 4:10 p.m. at Vanderbilt's Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
New Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence to promote cultural inclusivity, awareness
Jul. 23, 2015—IICC aims to help students develop the skills necessary to promote social justice and to have constructive conversations surrounding differences. Assistant Dean of Students Tina Smith has been promoted to associate dean and will lead IICC.
Jul. 20, 2015—Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Director Frank Dobson has been named an assistant dean of students, effective Aug. 1.
Mar. 13, 2015—"Empowering youth with compassion and mindful teaching" will take place in the Black Cultural Center auditorium at 5:30 p.m.
Activist Angela Davis to deliver Vanderbilt University’s Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Feb. 26
Feb. 13, 2015—Angela Davis, known internationally for her political activism, will deliver Vanderbilt University’s seventh annual Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
Foundation chair, former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young to speak at MLK celebration at Vanderbilt University
Jan. 12, 2015—Civil rights leader and former U.S. ambassador Andrew Young will deliver the keynote address at Vanderbilt’s MLK Day celebration Monday, Jan. 19. The theme for this year's commemoration is “Dismantling Segregation: Race, Poverty and Privilege.”
Dec. 23, 2014—To date, Rosevelt Noble has completed roughly 150 various interviews relating to his project and has taken more than 175,000 photos documenting the experience of African Americans on campus.
Oct. 8, 2014—It's been 50 years since eight African American students first enrolled as undergraduates at Vanderbilt. The university is marking this and other milestones with a new website and with banners displayed in a central location on campus.