African American Cultural Center’s 50th Offers Moment for Reflection

'If I Ruled the World,' from The Vision, Black Arts + Wellness Journal, 50th anniversary edition. (African American Cultural Center)
'If I Ruled the World,' from The Vision, Black Arts + Wellness Journal, 50th anniversary edition. (African American Cultural Center)

This year, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the African American Cultural Center produced a “golden issue” of its journal The Vision, a 92-page compilation of writing, artwork, and photography by UConn students.

The digital document, at aacc.uconn.edu, incorporates both direct and indirect references to the current social, political, and historical context and the resilience of the African American community at large. It is interspersed with quotations from renowned African American authors, including Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Audre Lorde.

Editor-in-chief, undergraduate Alleyha I. Dannett, writes, “… this is how we honor our legacy. Creating honors creation honors the Creator. Therefore we birth Light in this journal of Peace and great Truth. May you see your Self reflected in these pages, and honor the majesty You Be.”

Browse a selection of images from the journal: