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Center for Black Culture and Research


The CBCR Offers Many Unique Programs

STARS 2013 Mentors Edited

Academic S.T.A.R.S

West Virginia University offers a program for newly enrolled African American freshman designed to enrich their college experience. Entitled Academic STARS (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) the program is designed to help students build a solid academic foundation, develop self awareness, and enhance their leadership potential. Learn more about STARS


Research Study Tour

Each year, The Center for Black Culture and Research sponsors a Research Study Tour to explore different aspects of African American history, life, and culture. Learn more about the Research Study Tour

Paul Robeson/Mahalia Jackson Gospel Choir

The Paul Robeson/Mahalia Jackson Gospel Choir was established in February, 1992 during Black History month at West Virginia University by the Center for Black Culture. It began as a dream of students, faculty, staff and members of the greater Morgantown community to have a structured environment in which a wide variety of programs of cultural diversity could be established for all students. The choir gives students an opportunity to be involved in a rewarding extracurricular activity. Learn more about the Paul Robeson/Mahalia Jackson Gospel Choir


Martin Luther King Jr. Programs

The Martin Luther King Achievement Award will be presented to the nominee from the state of West Virginia who best exemplifies one who is working to fulfill the commitment of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The awardee must be a resident of West Virginia and must have, or be making a substantial contribution in the advancement of such concerns as: civil rights, human rights, humanitarianism, social action and advocacy, civility, improving the human condition, acting as a change agent for an inclusive and equal society for all people, etc. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. Programs


Dr. Carter G. Woodson Black Graduates Recognition Celebration

Each spring, the Center for Black Culture and Research recognizes the academic achievements of African/African-American/Black graduates during an African cultural celebration. Each participant is publicly acknowledged for their collegiate experiences and future plans upon graduation while receiving an African Kent cloth from a member of the WVU Faculty/administration. Learn more about Black Graduates