Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

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Duke University
101 Flowers Building
Box 90880
Durham, NC 27708-0880

Phone: 919-684-3814
Fax: 919-681-7472
mlw@studentaffairs.duke.edu

 

The Center is open to the public daily.  Our hours are:  9am - 9 pm Mondays - Thursday, and 9 am -“ 5 pm on Fridays.  Students currently have access via DukeCard between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00pm.

Note: A valid Duke ID Card is required for keycard access into the space during evening and weekend hours if a reservation has not been made.

Directions

Walking

From West Campus Bus Stop
Facing Duke Chapel, from the bus stop, take the sidewalk to the left leading to the Chapel steps. At the base of the Chapel steps to your left is the Flowers building.  The MLWC administrative suite is on the first floor to the right when you enter the building.

From the Bryan Center
Exit from the rear of the Bryan Center (nearest the bookstore) and walk away from the Bryan Center, up the plaza walkway towards Broadhead Center. Walk pass the seating and stage area on your left,  then turn left immediately after the stage. Walk down the walkway/bridge with Broadhead Center on your right, towards the back door of the Flowers Building.  Once inside the building, go through the door on your left and the center will be facing you.

Driving

From Raleigh/RDU Airport
Take I-40 West to the Durham Freeway/Hwy. 147 and proceed with directions "From the Durham Freeway" below.

From the Durham Freeway/Hwy 147 to the Bryan Center Parking Lot:
Take the Durham Freeway/Hwy 147 to the Chapel Hill Street Exit [Exit 13]. Turn right off the ramp and follow Chapel Hill Street down to Towerview. At the stoplight on Towerview make a right. Follow Towerview to Science Drive. At the stoplight, turn right onto Science Drive. Down the street on your right you will see signage for the Bryan Center Visitors Lot. Turn right into the driveway for parking options.

To the MLW Center from the Bryan Center Parking Lot:
Exit the parking lot by walking away from Science Dr. toward the Chapel/Bryan Center. Follow the sidewalk into the traffic circle. Continue following the sidewalk between the Bryan Center and Duke Chapel that leads to the rear of the Bryan Center.  Keep left, walking away from the Bryan Center and up the plaza walkway. Walk pass the seating and stage area on your left,  then turn left immediately after the stage. Walk down the walkway/bridge with Broadhead Center on your right, towards the back door of the Flowers Building.  Once inside the building, go through the door on your left and the center will be facing you.

To the MLW Center from the Bryan Center Parking Garage:
Exit the parking garage on 2nd floor and follow the Bryan Center sign to the Bryan Center. Follow the walkway into the Bryan Center and take the center stairs up to the upper level of the Bryan Center and go through the glass doors facing you.  Walk straight ahead, up the plaza walkway, pass the seating and stage area on your left, then turn left immediately after the stage. Walk down the walkway/bridge with Broadhead Center on your right, towards the back door of the Flowers Building.  Once inside the building, go through the door on your left and the center will be facing you.