• Black Male Initiative

    Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm

    Nyumburu Multi Purpose Room

  • Camp Shule 2019

    June 17, 2019 - August 9, 2019

    Registrations open!

    Nyumburu Cultural Center

  • Black Student Awards Ceremony

    May 7, 2019 (Tuesday) from 6:00pm

    Nyumburu Multi Purpose Room

  • Black Graduation Ceremonies 2017 & 2018

    Watch UMD Graduates receiving Kente Stoles

  • Freedom House

    Your Home Away From Home

    Nyumburu Cultural Center

    Nyumburu is our word for "freedom house", from the Swahili words "nyumba"(house) and "uhuru" (freedom). The Nyumburu Cultural Center has served the UM community since 1971 and continues to build on its foundations as the Center for black social, cultural and intellectual interaction. Nyumburu's productions and activities include lectures and seminars, art exhibits, workshops in the dramatic arts, dance, music and creative writing. Academic courses in blues, jazz, gospel music performance and creative writing are also offered.

    We are dedicated to advancing and augmenting the academic and multicultural missions of the university by presenting a forum for scholarly exchange, as well as artistic engagement via the rich culture and history of the African Diaspora.