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Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center


Join BNAACC for our 45th Anniversary!

The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is celebrating 45 years on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus AND involvement with the Champaign-Urbana community.  Please join us the weekend of October 10-12, 2014 on the Urbana-Champaign campus for several exciting events commemorating the department and its legacy.



Registration and admittance is $85 for all weekend events and includes 45th anniversary schwag. We hope to see you here to commemorate this historical moment.

Dear Students, Staff, Community Members and friends of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC). We are currently transitioning from our current 708 South Mathews Avenue facility in Urbana, Illinois to our new temporary location at 51 East Gregory Drive in Champaign, Illinois. We are excited about the prospects of our new space, and we invite you to visit us when we are settled. Staff can still be reached at the main line (217) 333-2092. Please note that while we are transitioning our summer hours will remain in effect (Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm). We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconveniences.


who we are

The mission of Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is to provide a network of programs and support services promoting the individual, social, cultural and academic well-being of Illinois’ African American students. Opened in fall 1969 in response to calls from students, the African American Cultural Center at Illinois was rededicated in 2004 to former Director Bruce D. Nesbitt. Learn more about us.

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