University of Maryland (UMD) Spring Semester starts from Monday, January 25, 2021 to Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance

     Monday January 18, 2021, 12 pm to 1 pm

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  • Schedule Virtual Appointments  

    Schedule virtual appointments with the Nyumburu Staff.

  • News Break

    Wednesdays 11:50 am - 12:50 pm

    Nyumburu Multi Purpose Room Campus Discussions and Dialogue

  • Coronavirus Updates "COVID-19" Fall, 2020

  • Freedom House

    Your Home Away From Home


    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.