Black History Month

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This February, we come together to honor and celebrate African Americans' diverse and impactful history, culture, and achievements that have shaped our nation and continue to influence our local community. As we kick off this month-long celebration, we invite you to explore, engage, and reflect on the profound impact of Black history on our campus and beyond.

Black History Month is special for Riverside City College as it provides a unique opportunity for our diverse student body, faculty, and staff to unite. By acknowledging the contributions of African Americans throughout history, we aim to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the struggles, triumphs, and resilience that have shaped our shared narrative.

Join us throughout the month as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and inspire the future. Let us unite as a community to embrace the diversity that makes us stronger, more compassionate, and joined in our pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and respect. Happy Black History Month!

A Month of Events

Monday, 2/12-
Thursday 2/29

Black History Month Display in Digital Library

Visit the Digital library to view a display of resources that highlight Black history and the rich heritage.

Thursday, 2/15

Film: The Great Debaters
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Bradshaw Hall of Fame

RCC will host a screening of the film, “Great Debaters”

Wednesday, 2/21

The Marketplace
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Terracina Ave. 

African American vendors showcase art, jewelry, clothing and desserts.

Wednesday, 2/21

Umoja Spring Welcome: Soul Food Luncheon with Dr. Carter
Time: 12:30 - 2 pm
Location: Bradshaw Hall of Fame

RCC Umoja welcomes returning students to the spring semester with a Soul Food Luncheon. Guests will meet, mingle, and enjoy lunch with a BHM presentation by VPSS, Dr. Ferita Carter.

Thursday, 2/22

Traditional African Dance Performance 
Time: 12:50 - 1:50 pm
Location: Quadrangle Building

African culture through the dances.

Saturday, 2/24

Black Child Book Fair
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: RCC Cafeteria

The Black Child Book Fair is a resource for African American parents and children to discover books that include stories and characters that look like them by Black authors

Thursday, 2/29

Black Voices From The Ivory Tower, by Dr. Khalid White
Time: 12:30 - 2 pm
Location: Bradshaw Hall of Fame

Includes Q&A, Light Snacks, and Refreshments to be served
Trailer on Youtube

Black History Month: Celebrating Black Excellence in the Arts Sponsors: 

  • Umoja
  • A2MEND
  • Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA)
  • Digital Library
  • Student Services

Black History Month Facts

We at RCC take great pride in celebrating and embracing Black excellence. As a part of the many activities planned by the Black History Month Committee on campus, we are thrilled to share weekly Black History facts with you. Please find below each week's Black History Fact of the Week.