At the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center, we can help provide services and resources that will support the students, staff, and faculty of the Wright State Community.
At the center, we can
- Refer you to appropriate campus resources for additional advising, counseling, and/or other support services.
- Keep you informed of all local activities and programs relating to African American culture and experience.
- Consult on the maintenance of African American culture materials in the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library.
- Advise on diversity initiatives and how those initiatives contribute to Wright State University's vision and mission.
- Inform the community on all events sponsored by the center through the quarterly newsletter, Heritage.
We provide on-site academic advisors for undergraduate and graduate students.
We provide computers for you to study, print, and complete group projects.
We provide textbooks for to use for entry-level courses. These textbooks are for areas of study that include history, math, psychology, biology, African American studies, social work, women’s studies, and sociology.
We provide tutorial support for eligible students in courses such as math, science, and the social sciences. Each semester, we disseminates information about tutorial services to the university community. Additional on-site tutoring services are provided in chemistry 1100, biology 1070, math, statistics, engineering 1010, calculus II, and writing.
- The Black History Museum has 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.
- The 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 relevant information.
- The Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery has alphabetically arranged entries that extensive definitions and discussions of the social, institutional, intellectual, and political aspects of slavery in the United States.
- The 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.
- The Encyclopedia of Black America provides a detailed analysis of the past, present, and future of blacks and African Americans in America, including information on organizations, colleges, and biographies of prominent people.
- The HistoryMakers is a video oral history archive dedicated to preserving African American history, with biographies and videos of people who have made significant contributions to American life.
- Emory University has African American collections 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 of Illinois Champaign-Urbana has an 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.
- The National Afro-American Museum 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.