The Center

For Black Excellence and Culture

Boldly built by Black minds, hearts, and hands, The Center is a community-wide effort to bring together a collective Black brilliance to affirm, inspire and advance the Black community in Madison and beyond.

Teaching Black achievement. Showcasing Black excellence in action. Celebrating Black culture.

Madison’s Black community needs a place to come together.

A place to cultivate and celebrate our culture. A place to fill up on inspiration, opportunities and hope so we can take all that positivity back out into the world.

Madison needs The Center for Black Excellence and Culture.

Rev. Dr. Alex Gee

Cultural spaces enhance quality of life and drive our economy. Madison’s Black community has long needed a cultural haven.”

Rev. Dr. Alex Gee

The Center’s Founder

Reverend Dr. Alex Gee, Jr. has long lamented Madison’s absence of Black cultural space. A lifelong Madison resident, his vision for The Center is clear: rebuild our people, rebuild our culture, rebuild our wealth and, ultimately, rebuild our community.

For the first time in history, Black Madison is leading every aspect of a multimillion-dollar initiative. A powerhouse team of Black leaders have joined Alex to bring this vision to life, and hundreds of Black voices are impacting the creation of The Center at every turn. Many organizations have also stepped up to lend their support.