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COMO YOU KNOW: Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 10:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:55 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Summary

Located at 813 Virginia Ave, the center is named in honor of Lloyd L. Gaines and Marian O’Fallon Oldham, both of whom helped pioneer racial equality for black students at MU.

CoMo You Know, a community wiki, adds context to stories of local interest and serves as a reference tool for readers.

Factbox

Address: 813 Virginia Ave.

Website: http://bcc.missouri.edu/

Full text

The Black Culture Center began in 1972 at the Black Culture House, a haven for black students at MU. The house was on Turner Avenue then and offered a setting for discussing current events, socializing and helping bring understanding to black culture and history.

In 1978, the house relocated to 813 Virginia Avenue. It also changed its name to the Black Culture Center.

In 1998, a new facility was built amid some protest that the center was still pertinent at the university. In 2000, the center was renamed in honor of Gaines and Oldham.

Links and sources

Official site: http://bcc.missouri.edu/

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