University of Tennessee Breaks Ground for Black Cultural Center
The University of Tennessee broke ground last month for a Black Cultural Center designed to create a more diverse atmosphere on campus.
The $2 million center is expected to be completed in the spring of 2002. It replaces the former Black Cultural Center that was established in 1975.
It will house a library, meeting rooms, computer labs, offices and other resources.
“It’s very important that we prepare our students for the changing world of tomorrow,” Tennessee president J. Wade Gilley said at the hourlong ceremony.
Knoxville mayor Victor Ashe says the center’s importance extends beyond the campus.
“This project is another way UT is providing educational opportunities, cultural services and other resources to all members of the campus and Knoxville communities,” he says.
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