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 Sons of a New Tribe

Sons Seeing The Modern African American Male

 

Central Library will host the national touring exhibition "Sons Seeing The Modern African American Male" September 25 - October 31 2018. This exhibit is a photographic study of the strength and impact of 60 representative black men across the country. A popular feature of the exhibit is the inclusion of portraits and videos of men from the hosting community.

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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