Welcome to the CBLC — Open Now!

The Indianapolis Public Library's Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots. As an integral part of American and world history and culture, this space is for ALL who are interested in exploring the rich heritage that has influenced nations across the globe.

  2018 Meet the Artists, artwork- Miles Davis, by Kevin West

2018 Meet the Artists
30th Anniversary
Shades of Pearl Showcase
Central Library

View the Art Exhibit
January 30 — April 1

Welcome to the CBLC!

The goal of the Center is to shine light on the brilliant works of black icons who have influenced not only American but world culture, specifically those icons with Indiana roots.

-Nichelle Hayes, Special Collections Librarian

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    View looking North

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    Epicenter Space

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    View looking West

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    View looking South

  • CBLC opening

    View looking South