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The African American Cultural Center cultivates the critical examination and exploration of African American and other African diasporic cultures. We create culturally relevant programming and facilitate research engagement in order to promote cultural intelligence, identity exploration, and knowledge of the richness and diversity of diasporic communities for the campus and surrounding communities. Here you may watch or listen to recordings from past programs.

Watch from Home







Red, White and Black Virtual Tour – Former program director in the AACC, Toni Harris Thorpe leads the Black Alumni Society on a virtual tour of black history at NC State.

Red, White and Black Tour discussion – Toni Harris Thorpe sits with Chris Saunders of NC State Magazine and discusses the importance of the Red, White and Black tour and black history at NC State.

Library Resources

Need a book while you’re staying at home? Whether you’re looking for an academic text or just your next fun read, we’ve got you covered!

Accessing NC State University E-books

You can see all of the university’s online titles by checking the box next to “Available Online” on the left side of the catalog page (, or click here to browse all online books in the catalog. Have questions about accessing E-books through NC State? Check out the Ebook FAQ page.

Other Resources

Do you have a public library card? Great news! You also have free access to eBooks through Hoopla and OverDrive. Both of these sites have apps available for convenient browsing from your mobile device!

Signing up for these websites requires your public library card information and a valid email address.  Don’t have a library card? Click this link to register for a Wake County Public Library card from home:

Summer Reading

  • The Revisioners: A Novel by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
  • Training School for Negro Girls by Camille Acker
  • Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy by Maggie Anderson and Ted Gregory
  • Contemporary Black Women Filmmakers and the Art of Resistance by Christina N. Baker
  • The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Mouths Don’t Speak by Katia D. Ulysse
  • Earthseed: Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
  • Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings
  • Trouble’s Child by Mildred Pitts Walter
  • The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson
  • Diversifying STEM: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Race and Gender by Ebony O. McGee and William H. Robinson
  • African American Communication: Exploring Identity and Culture by Ronald L. Jackson
  • Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets by Feminista Jones
  • Black Culture & Experience: Contemporary Issues by Venise T. Berry, Anita Fleming-Rife, & Ayo Dayo
  • Black Lives Matter & Music: Protest, Intervention, and Reflection edited by Fernando Orejuela and Stephanie Shonekan ; foreword by Portia K. Maultsby.
  • What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America edited by Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey
  • Beyonce in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley
  • From the Edge of the Ghetto: African Americans and the World of Work by Alford A. Young, Jr.
  • The Development of Southern Public Libraries and the African American Quest for Library Access, 1898-1963 by Dallas Hanbury
  • Appointed: An American Novel by William H. Anderson and Walter H. Stowers
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • We Love You, Charlie Freeman: A Novel by Kaitlyn Greenidge
  • Flowers for the Living by Sandra E. Johnson
  • The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow