Office of Multicultural Affairs | | Washington College
The Center for the Study of Black Culture (CSBC) primary goals are to advocate and support the educational, social, and cultural endeavors of Washington College’s minority collegians, faculty, administration, staff, and community members. We provide the Washington College community with cultural, educational, and social events that are unique and illuminate the particular experiences of African-Americans.
We accomplish this by furnishing an assortment of educational programs and cultural events, which serve as catalysts for intellectual, social, and spiritual development in and around Washington College. The Center has been relocated to the first floor of the Casey Academic Center in the space formerly used for the CAC Apartments. The doors to the Center are the last pair of double doors that open onto Martha Washington Square. The Center’s hours are posted on the double doors. Avanti Gabourel ‘14 is the current Student Director.
The Center seeks to preserve and promote African American culture through:
- the development of innovative approaches to provide social activities for the students of Washington College
- assisting high school students become interested in attending a college or university
- to provide a physical space that reflects the perspectives, values and culture of Black students and people
- to provide cultural, intellectual, and emotional support to all Black students and the larger Black community
- to support and challenge students interested in the area of culturally centered leadership, and to be an integral part of the College’s effort to provide multicultural education for the greater Chestertown community
Center for the Study of Black Culture History
Center founder Christine Lincoln
The Center for Black Culture began as a dream for many minority students and as a result of a massive year and half, community wide effort it materialized in August of 1998. The Center for the Study of Black Culture has six student founders: Bennie F. Adams IV, Brock M. Hayslett, Eric B. Johnson Jr., Christine R. Lincoln, Ricky L. Morgan and Colleena D. Wiseman. These people worked tremendously hard to realize this shared dream. Its first director was one its founders Christine R. Lincoln, who graduated from Washington College in 2000 and is now a published writer.
Past and Current Directors
Second Student Director: Penny A. Tilghman (2001)
Third Student Director: Angela F. Crenshaw (2004)
Fourth Student Director: Mark D. Stevens (2007)
Fifth Student Director: Sonya Thomas (2008)
Sixth Student Director: Amanda Garbart (2008)
Seventh Student Director: Avanti Gabourel (2014)
The Center for the Study of Black Culture currently has an impressive library of several hundred books covering numerous topics, videos, CDs, video tapes (with many more on the way), and soon more Internet accessible computers.
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