Porterville College


Celebrating Black History

Join Us for Our Events Celebrating Black History Month 2023!

Paint and Pastries Event: Come and paint what Black History Month means to you in the SCCR (inside the Cafeteria on campus). Date: Thursday, 2/2, from 2pm - 4pm.

Click the image below to view a PDF version of PC's Black History Month event calendar, which features events throughout the month of February, including the upcoming dates of February 21st and 28th, as follows:

  • February 21st, 4:30-5:30 pm Pacific Time on Zoom
  • Meeting ID: 816 2158 0791
  • Join us in this live webinar to dream of freedom and, as a community, acknowledge the hurt, pain, and wounds we carry as a result of existing in an oppressive world.

  • February 28th, 10am - 12:00 pm
  • Outside Cafeteria
  • Bring your favorite quote by a Black/African American activist and write it on our mural.

Click the following image to view a PDF version of the event calendar:

Black History Month Zoom Backgrounds

You are welcome to download, save, or screenshot any of the following images in this section for use as Zoom backgrounds:

Scroll down to view interviews, media presentations, and curated galleries. Enjoy your visit!

PC Celebrates Black History & Social Justice: A Spark Presentation

#PC Celebrates Black History

Emmy® Award-Winning African-American Actress/Singer Patrice Covington Talks to PC About the Legacy of Aretha Franklin & More

Click on the image to read the PC Update article.

See Patrice Covington in the new National Geographic biopic series 'Genius: Aretha' here:

Curated Sites for Exploring Black History

Click on each image to access the site.

Ten Little Known Black History Facts

Black History Facts

Black History at the National Archives

African-American Poetry

Alison C. Rollins - African-American Poet Featured Profile

5 Incredible Poems From Across Africa

Wait, is it African-American History Month or Black History Month?

Read this article to understand the difference. The celebration is not limited to African-Americans, which is why this page is proud to feature a video (see below) of an African poet.

South African Poet Puno Selesho Reads 'I Am An African'