Black History Month - February


Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. Source:

2013 Trailblazers

ABC30 congratulates the 2013 Trailblazers honored by the African-American Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley!

Al Boutte

Linzie Daniel

Centhy Hansford

L.H. Mac Daniel

Juanita McDonald

Willie Smith

Professor Kehinde Solwazi

Dr. Joe Toney

Tasha Hicks
Passing The Torch Award

Honored Posthumously

Joe Dixon

Betty Simpson Hansen

To Learn about the mission of the African-American Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley visit:


Africana Culture Night
Feb. 22 | 7pm - 9pm
Satellite Student Union
Fresno State

Gospel Concert
February 24th | 5pm
Fresno City College OAB Auditorium
INFO: Mrs. Karla Kirk (559) 442-4600 x 2393

African People's History Month Poetry Jam
February 27th | 7-10pm
Fresno State - Bucket Grill and Pub

Film & Discussion "Red Tails"
Sponsored by PASU

February 26 | 2pm - 5:30pm
Fresno City College OAB 251
INFO: Mrs. Karla Kirk (559) 442-4600 x 2393

Rosa Parks Awards Recognition Ceremony
Feb. 28 | 5:30 pm
Smittcamp Alumni House-Fresno State

SCCCD Wall of Honor Ceremony
February 28th | 6pm - 8pm
African American Historical
& Cultural Museum

For more information about the African People's History Month event schedule contact the Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute at 559.278.6946