The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center team is excited to welcome students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members back to campus this fall. As we work to fulfill our mission, we prioritize the health and safety of those who occupy the NMBCC. Please note that as of August 5, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. We appreciate your support and cooperation as we work together to ensure the health and safety of all. Get the latest news and answers to your questions at

Honoring Dr. Herman C. Hudson’s 100th Birthday

As one of the first African American leaders at Indiana University, few individuals have made a more powerful impact on the institution’s academic environment than Hudson.

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NMBCC Virtual Tour

Caramel Russell Portrait Unveiling

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.

Where You Belong

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. 

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The NMBCC is a unique space that facilitates programs and services promoting academic excellence, community building, and support for Black students.

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The NMBCC Story

The NMBCC is dedicated in honor of the first African American man, Marcellus Neal, and woman, Frances Marshall, who graduated from Indiana University.

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