Center for Black Literature & Culture

Center for Black Literature & Culture
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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. This space is for ALL who are interested in exploring the rich heritage that has influenced nations across the globe.

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Amenities & Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Special collection
  • Tours by request

Upcoming Events at the CBLC

That Peace Open Mic

That Peace Open Mic

Central Library

Visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library for an event where commUNITY is celebrated and the ART of expression is centered.

Kwanzaa: Strength in Unity

Kwanzaa: Strength in Unity

Central Library

Join in the Kwanzaa Umoja Village Festival celebration with spoken word performances, African dancers and drummers, a Kinara lighting ceremony, Queen Mother procession, musical acts, children's activities, cultural foods and assorted vendors.

Meet the Artists XXXII - "Afrofuturism"

Meet the Artists XXXII - "Afrofuturism"

Central Library

Continuing through March 29, view the works of prominent local African American artists during one of Indianapolis' premier cultural events. Works representing a variety of artistic mediums are on display for public viewing throughout Central Library during regular Library hours.

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The creation of the Center for Black Literature & Culture is made possible thanks to a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

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