Neal-Marshall Grand Hall
In partnership with Positive Link, IU Bloomington culture centers coordinate free HIV testing events throughout the year. Get tested and know your status.
Once called “The House,” the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) has a long-standing history of supporting the Indiana University’s efforts to challenge, support, and contribute to the continued development and success of the Black students, faculty, and staff.
Can’t make it to campus? The NMBCC team is ready to take you on a virtual tour of the facility. Check out some beautiful artwork, portraits and narratives that tell the story of the Center, study and meeting rooms, administrative offices, event spaces, and much more.
Affectionately known as “Mother Culture”, Mrs. Caramel Russell had a presence and impact that touched so many students, faculty, staff, and community members. On April 17, 2021, the NMBCC hosted a virtual portrait unveiling honoring the legacy of the first Black Culture Center director, Mrs. Russell. Among several special moments of the afternoon, a beautiful portrait of Mrs. Russell was unveiled. In partnership with the IU Neal-Marshall Alumni Association, the portrait was commissioned by renowned, local artist Mr. Joel Washington.