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Spring 2022


With the growth of Black studies departments and programs across the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the field developed with a prominent multidisciplinary focus and a mission to affect meaningful social change. Much of the literature on the Black studies movement has focused on the academic programs and departments established during this formative period. Outside of Ohio State University and Kent State University, little has been published on the development of Black studies in Ohio. Moving beyond academic programs, there is also very little research on Black cultural centers. Compounding this problem, the research on Black cultural centers has not analyzed them in terms of historical change.