Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center


The following is a list of our annual programs:

Annual Events

Annual Awards and Recognition Programphoto of bolinga stoles

The Bolinga Center, along with the various university college deans, honor African American graduates with Kente stoles. Scholarships for African American students and the African American student leadership awards are announced.

Bolinga Welcome Receptionphoto of students at a reception

This annual fall reception for all new and returning African American faculty, staff, and students is dedicated to increasing the enrichment of African American students.

Black History Month Programsphoto of musicians performing

Activities focusing on African American culture and heritage are sponsored by the Bolinga Center and/or co-sponsored by student organizations, colleges, and departments.

Brown Bag Speaker Series

photo of two student presenters

This series is a forum to inform, educate and inspire the Wright State community on a variety of topics. This program features African American leaders and scholars in collaboration with the African and African American Studies program, the Greater Dayton community, and the Wright State University community.

Civil Rights Pilgrimagephoto of students and staff on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage

The Civil Rights Pilgrimage is as an alternative to spring break. The Pilgrimage will visit sites of historical importance to the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

Kwanzaa Feastphoto of a presenter and audience

Fall semester celebration highlighting the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and Bolinga Anniversaryphoto of students marching on martin luther king jr day

This annual winter program honors Dr. King and celebrates the anniversary of the Bolinga Center’s opening January 15, 1971.

Ongoing Program

The Ujima Mentoring Program

The Ujima Mentoring community, offered by the Bolinga Center, targets first-year African American students who would like to improve their chances of academic success by attaining an on-campus job and having their supervisor serve as their mentor.