Center for Black Literature & Culture makes updates

Posted on May 16, 2022

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Now in its fourth year, the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) at Central Library is making updates and improvements as it continues to grow. The CBLC has made changes to its space, including interactive kiosks and a new interactive website that gives visitors an opportunity to take a deeper dive into information on Black history and culture.

The new website, which can be found at, allows visitors to view 3D artifacts related to Black history, watch videos of local Black leaders such as Amos Brown and Tamika Catchings, learn more about influential literary figures like Mari Evans and Etheridge Knight, and view photo galleries that explore the history of local Black librarians.

“These stories and artifacts present a different viewpoint than what is often told when people talk about our city,” said Nichelle M. Hayes, manager of the CBLC (currently serving as the Library’s interim CEO). “I hope people who view the website get an in-depth understanding of the incredible and rich Black experience in Indianapolis.”