Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month at Phoenix College  

Celebrate Black History Month
at Phoenix College

The cultural, political, and economic contributions of the Black and African American Community are deeply rooted in our national identity.  Explore events at Phoenix College, around Maricopa, and throughout the Valley.




Black History Month 2023

Black Heritage Month Kickoff

Thurs, Feb. 1  |  11 am  - 1 pm  |  Sophomore Square

Kickstart February by enjoying exciting rhythms and tastes.  You'll be impressed by the performance art of Jumoké Farrow, an educator and therapist whose wide-ranging talents are known on the Phoenix stage, and art scene. 

Phoenix College students, faculty, and staff are invited to drop by Sophomore Square, adjacent to the Student Union and Hannelly Center. Enjoy refreshments while taking in the drumming skills of local percussionists. Meet representatives from student organizations. 

Pre-registration is not required.


Black History Legacy Luncheon

Wed, Feb. 28  |  11 am - 1 pm  |  Building F, Hacienda Conference Room

As Black History Month draws to a close, join an informal gathering celebrating African American culture, customs, history, and tradition. Enjoy food and entertainment.

Phoenix College students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to join.  Pre-register today.





Black History Month Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Thurs, Feb. 1 - Thurs, Feb. 29
During Library Hours

Fannin Library has curated a selection of books and media that honor the Black and African American experience.  Learn more on the library page, and be sure to also stop by throughout February!

   Explore the Digital Display 

Around Phoenix & MCCCD




Twin Flames at Arizona State University Art Museum

Twin Flames:  The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix

Sat, Feb. 3 - Sun, Jul 28, 2024 |  ASU Art Museum

Twin Flames isn't a typical monument of granite or bronze.  A community-led exhibition, it memorializes the life of George Floyd by showcasing the offerings left at the Minneapolis public space named for him.  Twin Flames asks important questions about the role of art and community as a vehicle for bearing witness and creating deeper understanding and empathy. It also examines the state of public memorials in America, prompting us to reflect on whose stories are shared, by whom, and why. 

The ASU Art Museum is located at 51 E. 10th St, Tempe.

Black History Month

African American Legislative Day

Fri, Feb. 9  |  8 am - 1 pm  

Join an inspiring day filled with workshops, panel sessions, and interactive experiences led by young professionals, educators, and entrepreneurs. Topics include civic engagement, mental health and wellness, mindfulness, substance abuse prevention, pathways to higher education, career exploration, leadership, and public service.

Registration required.  Interested students should email Dr. Vashi Worley at


A Storytelling Event

Thurs, Feb. 15  |  6 - 9 pm  |  Desert Botanical Garden

Centered. is a vibrant celebration of the Black and African American community's profound influence on the arts.  Enjoy captivating performances, inspiring storytelling, mesmerizing dance routines, breathtaking poetry, and art.  

Food and drinks will be available to purchase.  Tickets are $25.95 and are available only to those who are 21+ and older.  The Desert Botanical Garden is located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix.  

Can I Kick It?

Can I Kick It?

Sat, Feb. 17  |  3 - 8 pm  |  Civic Space Park

Downtown Phoenix Inc. invites you to a brand new community-centric event.  Enjoy a free movie, scored live by a DJ, with a blend of hip-hop, funk, soul, and rock music.  A local shopping experience—the Buy Black Marketplace hosted by Archwood Exchange—dining options, and family-friendly activities will make the experience memorable!

Civic Space Park is located in central Phoenix, at 424 N. Central A​ve.

Visit the Museum

Basquiat’s Radiant Crowns

Sat, Feb. 28  |  10:30 am - 12 pm  |  Phoenix Children's Museum

Learn about African American artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat the late painter whose neo-expressionistic style that rocked the New York art world during the 1980s.  Create your very own crown to take home.

While you're there, visit the second-floor Star Bar for an exhibit honoring prominent African Americans and Black people and their contributions, both past and present.  The exhibit, Black History Month: Most Influential Figures Throughout History, is open to the public during museum hours throughout the entire month of February.

The Phoenix Children's Museum is located at 215 N. 7th St, Phoenix.