Berea College stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and those peacefully demonstrating against police brutality across the country and around the world. As the first interracial and coeducational college in the slaveholding South in 1855, this moment calls for our support. Our history and our commitments demand it.
The Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education fosters communication about Berea’s Great Commitment:
“To assert the kinship of all people and provide interracial education with a particular emphasis on understanding and equality among blacks and whites as a foundation for building community among all peoples of the earth.”
We promote social and cultural change and exchange that underscores our institutional motto:
“God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth” (Acts 17:26).
In our service to faculty, staff, students and community, we offer various programs in the Center. The Center is in the Alumni Building on Berea’s campus.