Formation of the Black Cultural Center, Inc.
Incorporation of Black Cultural Center, Inc
In August 1969, the Black Cultural Center, Inc., was formed under the direction of William Bell, Associate Dean of Students; Neil Harl, ISU Economic Professor; and Judge Luther Glanton, Jr. The organization served as a non-profit to raise funds and manage the operations of the center.
Bylaws of the Black Cultural Center, Inc.
With the BCC established as an independent corporation, the setting of Bylaws was an important element of how it would be organized and run. Even though the BCC had no official ties to ISU, the registered office of the corporation was in the Memorial Union, while the principal office was located at the 517 Welch Ave. property.
Offer to Buy
In the spring and summer of 1969, BSO members and Assistant Dean of Students Tom Goodale worked to identify potential properties for the center but faced a major issue of funding the purchase. Eventually the $30,000 was raised and a house at 517 Welch Ave. was purchased to be the home of the Black Cultural Center (BCC).