The Center for Black Literature 20th Anniversary Jubilee. | Date: October 20, 2022 |
Founded in 2002, the mission of the Center for Black Literature (CBL) is to expand, broaden, and enrich the public’s knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of Black literature by people of the African Diaspora. The Center builds an audience for the reading, discussion, research, study, and critical analysis of Black literature through a variety of programs and partnerships. CBL was also established to institutionalize the National Black Writers Conference (NBWC), founded by John Oliver Killens in 1986 at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, who has committed her life to teaching, learning, and scholarship, is founder and executive director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY (CBL); and is director of the National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College (NBWC).