Cultural centers

The new center aims to become the cultural home of Madison’s black community

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – A new center aims to provide Madison’s black community with a cultural home. According to the Center for Black Excellence’s website, fundraising is already underway for a fall 2023 opening of the building.

Founder Dr. Alex Gee said it would give the Madison area a centralized location for black culture.

“What we find is that Madison hasn’t provided a cultural home for the black community,” Dr. Gee said.

The center will host black events and black speakers. It will offer resources for the cultivation and advancement of black professionals in and coming to Madison. Dr. Gee added that it would show the investment of the black community in Madison, investing in the black community and helping black families thrive.

A new center aims to provide Madison’s black community with a cultural home. According to the Center for Black Excellence’s website, fundraising is already underway for a fall 2023 opening of the building.(The Center for Black Excellence and Culture)

“Where our stories are told, where our perseverance is preserved, where our ideals are celebrated, and it is a reminder to our community and the community at large, we have a rich history,” Dr Gee said.

Last month, American Family Insurance’s Dream Foundation invested $2.5 million in The Center. Another five million dollars came from private donors. Center management says the fundraising goal is $36 million. The planned location is on Park Street, just off the Beltline.

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