Porterville College


Celebrating Black History

Join Us for Our Events Celebrating Black History Month 2022!

February 17th at 1pm: Black History Month Panel Discussion - “Real Talk” on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the PC family.

Enter the panel discussion through this Zoom link.

View a recording of the panel discussion here.

February 24th from 12 pm - 1:15 pm: Guest Speaker Dr. Edward Bush

Dr. Bush is an inspiring higher education leader, author, scholar, and speaker. You can learn more about him in his bio here.

Join the event through this Zoom link.

Or if you'd like to share the experience in person with others from the PC community, we will be live-streaming the Zoom event in the SCCR (Student Center) with some refreshments provided.

February 23rd from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm: Bakersfield College Presents HBCU Caravan in partnership with Black College Expo™

Register Today: https://hopin.com/events/bakersfield-college-presents-hbcu-caravan

Colleges attending include Alabama, A&M University, Benedict College, Bennett College, Charles Drew University, Claflin University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Fisk University, Fort Valley State University, Grambling State University, Harris Stowe State University, Huston Tillotson University, Lane College, Paul Quinn College, Philander Smith College, Shaw University, Talladega College, Texas Southern, Tuskegee University, Voorhees College, and Wilberforce University.

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

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:

PC Celebrates Black History & Social Justice: A Spark Presentation

#PC Celebrates Black History

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'