#BlackLit: A Commemoration of Black Literature

February 26th 2016 @ 6:00pm
Neal-Marshall Center A113
Neal Marshall Black Culture Center Library
275 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
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#BlackLit is a commemoration of Black Literature from the past to the present.  We welcome everyone from the Indiana University community, Bloomington and surrounding areas to participate.  Readers will present excerpts from classic literature by iconic African American authors as well as contemporary writers.  All are welcome to share excerpts from Black literature or present their original works.  There will also be time for open discussion and reflection.


Join the ongoing conversation on Twitter @NMBCCLibrary via the hashtag #BlackLit.  Then meet at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Refreshments will be served.

Parking is free on the surface of the Jordan Avenue Parking garage:  take a ticket to get in, no fee will be charged after 6:00 PM.  For those displaying a state-issued handicap license plate or hang tag handicapped parking will be free on the night of the event only.  The spaces are located on East 7th Street directly north of the Neal-Marshall/Theatre building, near the IU Libraries book drop.  Spaces in the Wells Library/School of Global and International Studies parking lot will be free as well.

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Today's Hours

9:00am - 5:00pm All hours


  • Building Access Use entrance on west side of building (behind the Auditorium) with wheelchair accessible ramp. Library on first floor. Building Access
  • Media Showing RoomPortable viewing equipment available for showing library-owned media items for small groups. Media Showing Room
  • ScanningScanners located at workstations 2 and 9; those using scanners have priority when other workstations are available. Scanning
  • Reserve ServicesPrint and media reserves are located at the NMBCC Library Circulation Desk. Reserve Services
  • Food ServiceLounges with snack, coffee, and soda vending machines located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the building. Food Service
  • Group Study SpaceSmall Group Study Room and multiuse Exhibit Room may be reserved by emailing bcclib@indiana.edu. Collaborative Learning Center room available first-come, first-served for group study. Group Study Space
  • PrintingOne black & white printer with print release station. Printing
  • Computer Workstations9 workstations, 1 print release station, 2 flatbed scanners. Collaboration table with large screen monitor and capability to connect up to 4 laptops. Computer Workstations

Contact Info

Neal-Marshall Center A113
275 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-3237
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DeLoice Holliday - Head
(812) 855-4369

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