Charles Drew Memorial Cultural House
The Charles Drew Memorial Culture House is named in honor of Charles R. Drew '26. Dr. Drew was an outstanding surgeon who discovered the chemical method for perserving blood, and later became the director of the first American Blood Bank. Dr. Drew suffered an untimely death in 1950 as the result of a car accident.
This house has been named for Charles Drew not only in honor of his outstanding achievements but also as a testament to the continuous inspiration and example of achievements of black people such as Charles Drew and to explore the cultures of Africa and the Diaspora at large.
Drew House was founded as a space where members of the Amherst community can engage in intellectual debate, social activities, artistic expression, and all other endeavors which highlight the accomplishments of blacks throughout the years and around the world.
Students interested in learning more are encouraged to attend our annual spring open house Sunday February 15, 2015 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Charles Drew Memorial Culture House.