The Malcolm X Cultural Center was established in 1971 as the Malcolm X Room in a room below Berksire Dining Hall to provide space for social gathering, education through courses and speaker series, and political engagement for Black students through the Black Caucus. The Malcolm X Room served an important role in the social wellbeing of Black students at a time when universities across the nation were opening their doors to students of color but were not equipped to support their transition to college.
Adapted from Early Beginnings of the Cultural Center by Ethan Bakuli, Cultural Center Fellow, spring 2018.
Hours of Operation:
The MXCC is closed during the summer!
Note: The center is closed during the summer and winter intersessions. If you need to reach someone during this time, call the main number, (413) 545-2517.
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The Malcolm X Cultural Center is offering study hours and activites during finals week. Students can come to study or take a break and play games on finals week at specific times.
ZUZU African Acrobats: In Celebration of Black Heritage Month
Saturday, February 25 | 7:00pm
Free and open to the public!
Hailing from Tanzania, ZUZU AFRICAN ACROBATS celebrates the two thousand year old Bantu culture of East Africa.
The ZuZu Acrobats became popular on the hit NBC show America’s Got Talent Season 6.
Their performance includes dancing, flips, human pyramids, jumping rope, and acrobatic routines accompanied by upbeat African music. Zu Zu acrobats shows are a fun experience for the entire family so enjoy an evening of excitement and community celebrating our rich African Heritage.
First come, first served!
Back to School Supply Giveaways
Thursday, February 24 | 6-9pm
Malcolm X Cultural Center
Here's a nice surprise hosted by MXCC. If you are in need of school supply/supplies, be at the MXCC on Thursday, February 24 from 6-8pm and participate in the giveaway event.
Looking for a place to study? Join us at the Malcolm X Cultural Center from December 13-20, come in at 4:00-10:00 pm. Study and learn with friends and peers!
MXCC Block Party
Make your way to the MXCC Block Party! Join in the fun enjoying food, music, performances and checking out various vendors. Meet new people, say hello to old ones and groove to Vision Entertainment's Offiicial DJ Onyx.
It's a date: Sunday, September 25 | 1-4pm | Southwest Concourse