CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — The University of Illinois African American Cultural Center celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday.
Community members held a form a dedication and grand re-opening of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center.
The building was completed last spring, but today was a chance to showcase it with an open house and keynote speakers.
"The reason why this building is even here is because the African American students back in the 60s really demanded that they have a place and a space that represents who they are and is specifically for them. So, this campus really did its part to say we recognize that and we hear you," said Director of Marketing and Communication Chantelle Thompson.
Students from all races and religions are invited to stop by and check out the new building.