Hale Black Cultural Center

Hale Black Cultural Center

Celebrating 30 Years: 1989 - 2019

The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center is named in honor of Dr. Frank Hale, Jr., a visionary leader, a tireless mentor, and a civil rights crusader who fought to increase opportunities for minority students at The Ohio State University. Dr. Hale was the former Associate Dean of the Graduate School, and Vice Provost for the Office of Minority Affairs and Special Assistant to the President.

Hale Center COVID-19 response

The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center will cancel all events and activities in the Hale Center through July 2020. We greatly value each and every one of our clients, but because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and The Ohio State University's proactive measures to assure everyone's health, we are suspending all activities immediately. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Updates will be communicated to our listserv, and we will also keep you updated on our website. It is our hope that your programming can be rescheduled at a later date.

The Hale Center will remain staffed and responsive to all communications.

Thank you for your understanding as we monitor the situation and work to keep our Buckeye family safe.

Hale Center News

WATCH: 2021 Afrikan American Farewell Celebration

At the end of each academic year Sorority and Fraternity Life, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center and the Multicultural Center sponsor this event to acknowledge students who have matriculated from The Ohio State University, celebrating the many achievements of Black and African American students.

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Driven to serve: Tim Hinton

Psychology major Tim Hinton created the Black Wellness Alliance, an Ohio State student organization that provides a support system for African American students.

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Government of The Bahamas Appoints Dr. William F. Pickard First Honorary Consul in Detroit

The Government of The Bahamas for the first time ever appointed an Honorary Consul in Detroit. That person is entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist William F. Pickard, Ph.D., executive chairman of GAA Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.

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Highlights of Hale Center Art Collection

King's Life

Artist: Larry Winston Collins

Medium: Relief Painting

The “King's Life” painting was the first piece of artwork donated to the Hale Center. Created specifically for the Office of Minority Affairs' annual MLK exhibition in 1988, Mr. Collins donated the art to the Hale Center in 1989 prior to its opening on October 11, 1989.

Apartheid Series for Steven

Artist: Ed Colston

Medium: Mixed Media Painting

The Apartheid Series for Steven was donated by artist Ed Colston as a special tribute to Steven Biko. Ed Colston (November 20, 1936 – February 21, 2006), a local artist and former professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design, was known for his bold colors and abstraction in his works of art.


Artist: Charles Hollingsworth

Medium: Mixed

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