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GBCC Student Organizations at a Chandler Park Protest 2020

Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center is named after the first African-American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Poet Laureate of Illinois, Gwendolyn Brooks. Founded in 1970, the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center supports all students and promotes student success through cultural awareness, academic achievement, and social advocacy.

The Black Alumni Scholarship

The Western Illinois University Black Alumni Committee Scholarship Award was established in 2007. The award is intended to provide financial assistance to deserving and qualified African American students enrolled full-time at Western Illinois University. It is still available for WIU students to apply.  

We invite you to learn more about your fellow citizens and the struggles, obstacles and injustices that have been and continue to experience as well as join in the celebrations of the progress that has been made.

Together we move forward!


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