Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Tours: Due to Covid-19, tours are temporarily suspended

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The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture is a beautiful facility reflecting a vintage luxe aesthetic created by the hard wood floors, grand windows, custom carpets, an exquisite digital baby grand piano, and an ever-expanding collection of photography and art that serves to visually represent Black culture at Duke University and beyond. We are located on two floors in Flowers Building and in that space can be found staff offices, gallery walls, a full kitchen and a kitchenette, patio and a lending library, which has a collection of more than 1,000 books, DVDs especially documentaries on Black life & culture, games, e-print and other culturally relevant materials that may be borrowed or used by members of the Duke community.

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