In addition to sponsoring and co-sponsoring programs that reflect African/African American culture and issues, other Bolinga Center resources include:

Center Resources

  • Allowing individual studentsto use BBCRC computer for Academic use in the multicultural computer lab. 7468-159.jpg
  • Referring students to appropriate campus resources for additional advising, counseling, and/or other support services.
  • Keeping students informed of all local activities and programs relating to African American culture and experience.
  • Consulting on the maintenance of African American Culture materials in the Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  • Consulting Diversity Initiatives and how it relates to Wright State University's vision.
  • Informing the community on all events sponsored by BBCRC through the quarterly newsletter, Heritage.

Internet Resources

Black History Museum
Graphics and full text of interactive exhibits on the Black Resistance, The Tuskegee Airmen, Jackie Robinson, The Black Panther Party, The Million Man March, Black American troops in World War II and more.

Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition
Contains nearly 51,000 full text articles on a wide range of topics, including 15,000 biographies, maps, speeches, and more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references to link relevant information.

Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery
Alphabetically arranged entries provide extensive definitions and discussions of the social, institutional, intellectual, and political aspects of slavery in the United States.

Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights
Contains over 800 short articles on a wide variety of individuals, organizations, events and court cases on the period since emancipation.

Encyclopedia of Black America
Provides a detailed analysis of the past, present, and future of Blacks in America, including information on organizations, colleges, and biographies of prominent persons.

The HistoryMakers
Video oral history archive dedicated to preserving African American history, with biographies and videos of people who have made significant contributions to American life. Please visit

Emory University
Emory's African American collections are strong in Black Print Culture, the world of literature created by and for, and often published within, the African American community from the early 19th century through the 20th century.

University at Buffalo/SUNY
When the UB Black Studies Program was established in 1969, it was during what one of its founders, Jim Pappas, describes as "a heady, exciting time-one that illustrated the best and the worst of academic life." The program, which evolved into the Department of African American Studies in 1973 as perhaps the first truly interdisciplinary academic field at UB, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the 1999-2000 academic year.

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
The African American Studies and Research Program of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign originated in 1969 as the academic branch of the Faculty Student Commission on Afro-American Life and Culture.

National Afro-American Museum
The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center is a 20 minute drive from downtown Dayton, Ohio, and is located 1 mile west of State Route 42 North, adjacent to Central State University. The Center comprises just under 50,000 sq. ft. of space, including administrative offices in the Carnegie library. The Great Hall in the museum is 8,000 square feet, and the galleries that comprise the exhibition space each measure some 5,200 square feet.

Multicultural Groups On Campus

At Wright State, diversity is more than a buzzword -- it's a commitment, a bond that ties the university community together. Since the university's founding in the 1960s, we have cultivated an intellectual, cultural and social environment where all recognize personal dignity and respect for the individual.