Member Benefits

26th Annual ABCC Conference at Louisiana State University

The Association for Black Culture Centers is the only national organization whose primary focuses are African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Multiculture centers, and related offices. We look forward to hearing from you again for another year of mutual support. Our objective always is for your Center to flourish. Joining the ABCC as an institution, professional or student offers you numerous benefits and opportunities. We invite you to complete a member invoice and become a member today!


Benefits Institutional
Best value!
1. Pre-conference professional development institutes
2. Conference registration discounts    
3. Conference student leadership development
4. Conference networking opportunities with directors, faculty, staff and students
5. Access to searchable directory of more than 100 books on Afro-Latinos focusing on Afro-Mexicans, Afro-Cubans and Afro-Brazilians
6. Free job postings on the ABCC website


7. Book, DVD and promotional ad discounts

- 30 percent discount on ads in Diverse for culture Centers only; 15 percent discount for other departments on campus

- 30 percent discount on books through Third World Press

  1. Blacks by Gwendolyn Brooks (Poetry)

  2. Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D. by Chancellor Williams (History)

  3. The Diary of Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, 1964 edited by Herb Boyd and Ilyasah Shabazz (Biography)

  4. Seeking the Sakhu: Foundational Writings for an African Psychology by Wade Nobles (Psychology)

  5. Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? The Afrikan American Family in Transition by Haki R. Madhubuti (Sociology)

  6. My Life in Search of Africa by John Henrik Clarke (History)

  7. Walking in Circles: The Black Struggle for School Reform by Barbara A. Sizemore (Education)

  8. Black Culture Centers: Politics of Survival and Identity edited by Fred Lee Hord (Black Studies)

  9. Feeding the Soul: Black Music, Black Thought edited by Diane D. Turner (Music Education)

  10. Intellectual Warfare by Jacob Carruthers (History, Black Studies)

  11. Harvesting New Generations: The Positive Development of Black Youth by Useni E. Perkins (Sociology)

  12. The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations of Black Life in America by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Marc Lamont Hill (Social Commentary)

  13. Liberation Narratives: New and Collected Poems 1966-2009 by Haki R. Madhubuti (Poetry)

  14. Ballers of the New School: Race and Sports in America by Thabiti Lewis (Sports Education)

  15. Reconstructing Memory: Black Literary Criticism by Fred Lee Hord (Literary Criticism)

  16. Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art edited by Tony Medina, Samiya A. Bashir and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Cultural Studies/ African American Literature)

  17. Black Authenticity: A Psychology for Liberating People of African Descent by Marcia Sutherland (Psychology)

  18. By Any Means Necessary, Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented edited by Herb Boyd, Ron Daniels, Maulana Karenga, and Haki R. Madhubuti (African American Studies/Criticism)

  19. Razor: Revolutionary Art for Cultural Revolution by Amiri Baraka (Social Commentary)

  20. 44 on 44: Forty-four African American Writers on the Election of Barack Obama 44th President of the United States edited by Lita Hooper, Sonia Sanchez and Michael Simanga (Politics and Social Commentary)

  21. The Covenant with Black America edited by Tavis Smiley (Social Commentary)

  22. Pedagogical Imagination: A Conceptual Memoir, Volumes 1-3 by Edmund Gordon (Education)

- 50 percent discount on 20 California Newsreel titles

8. Publication in ABCC quarterly newsletter distributed to all ABCC members and affiliates

9. Publication possibilities in ABCC series of books on Centers    
10. Access to lists of active African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Multiculture Centers and related offices    
11. New networking possibilities with major mainstream student activity organizations: American College Personnel Association (ACPA), National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

12. New networking possibilities with national academic and professional development organizations: African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA), American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE), Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), John D. O'Bryant National Think Tank (JDOTT) and National Council for Black Studies (NCBS)

13. Access to ABCC independent speakers bureau    

14. Access to ABCC formal accreditation process


The ABCC is the only organization in the country with a year-round program to support your Center in the ways cited above, and we also have experts who can come to your campuses for nominal fees to provide consultation based on long years of directing these centers. Become a member today! Complete a membership invoice.

Member Testimonials

Larry WilliamsonI would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC). As director of the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University, ABCC supplies a plethora of resources. In its 25 years of service, ABCC has provided a quarter of a century of action toward the continual advancement and survival for many cultural centers. I am glad we have a resource so replete with information.

The Association for Black Culture Centers and the Hale Black Cultural Center both celebrate 25 years of accomplishments. Without ABCC paving the way for high standards in cultural competencies in our centers, we would have a hodgepodge of random theories to define our Centers’ existence. Thank you both ABCC and executive director and founder, Dr. Fred L. Hord, for your vision.


Larry Williamson, Director
The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center
Ohio State University

Renee ThomasThe Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) provides an opportunity for me to connect with colleagues from across the country who are devoted to the success of students of color in higher education. As a result of my participation, I have been able to share ideas, ask questions and benchmark with other cultural center professionals.

ABCC has enabled me to position myself as an expert in the field and be a resource to others. ABCC has been an invaluable resource for the Purdue Black Cultural Center. We have developed exemplary programs utilizing the ABCC Speakers Bureau, successfully recruited professional staff members via the job bank and published articles in the ABCC newsletter on a consistent basis.


Renee A. Thomas, Director
Purdue University Black Cultural Center