Black Cultural Center (The Fishbowl)

Following its opening in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union in 1988, the Black Cultural Center (or The Fishbowl) served as the foremost counter-space for Black students, combining for the first time the social and academic needs of Black students within the space and drawing condemnation from white administrators.

Interior of the Black Cultural Center, Carolina Alumni Review, Winter 1992, Page 26.

Organization: BCC Movement

Space Use: Student Life

Spatial Organizing Approach: Creation

Date Created: 1988

Date Ended: 2004

Campus Space: The Fishbowl

Citation: Interview with Michelle Thomas by Charlotte Fryar, 26 December 2017, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.