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.

28th Annual Association of Black Culture Centers National Conference

October 31 - November 3, 2019
Hale Hall | The Ohio State University | Columbus,

The Association for Black Culture Centers is committed to developing conference attendee's professional development. The conference offers workshops and encourages its members and affiliates to build community among ethnic groups through culture centers at colleges and universities.

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Students envision a new Hale Center

For the students in Professor Kay Bea Jones' Architecture 4420 Vertical Design Studio, the presentation of their vision for the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center expansion was the culmination of three month's work.

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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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