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Use the slider above to view the BCC in 1971 (left) and in 2022.


About Us

Swarthmore College's Black Cultural Center (BCC) strives to critically engage students whose educational, intellectual, and personal interests include issues of race, ethnicity and the varied social, cultural and political histories of Africans across the Diaspora.


  • To uphold the college's commitment to maintaining a multicultural living and learning campus
  • To develop the leadership skills of students interested in making a meaningful impact upon black populations both locally and globally
  • To support a thriving and inclusive black campus community
  • To celebrate the breadth and depth of black traditions, practices, and experiences.