House of Black Culture

Sankofa. A Ghanaian word that means: It is not taboo to go back and get what you forgot

Often symbolized by a bird with its feet facing ahead while its face turns back, Sankofa teaches us we must go back and gather the best of what our past offers so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward. 

Since 1970, the House of Black Culture at Ohio Wesleyan University has stood proudly at 65 Oak Hill Avenue.  Through decades of use, thousands of students have walked through its doors, finding community and commonality in its walls and lifelong friendships with the residents who called it home.

A new physical structure will soon grace the campus of Ohio Wesleyan and continue the rich traditions of the House of Black Culture.  The address and legacy of the House will remain, with a beautiful new home to celebrate the impact its residents have had on one another, the Ohio Wesleyan community, and the world.

Thank you for your donation to this project. We know your gifts come from your heart.  Regardless of the size of your contribution, know you are helping to cement our history while simultaneously fostering a place for current and future students to learn, grow, build community, and fuel the legacy of the House.

We look forward to celebrating the successful completion of the House of Black Culture with all of you in the coming months.


Khadija Garrison Adams ’04, Aaron L. Granger ’93, Barbara McEachern Smith ’74, and Pete Smith ’71

HBC Fundraising Leadership Committee

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