Our Student Black History Month Program seeks to educate Students from Western Pennsylvania on Black History in the fields of Civil Rights, Music, Inventions, Military, Economics, Law
The purpose and goal of this program is to educate students, grades 9-12, on the importance of African American achievements in American society, build self-esteem and help students
become well-informed adults who can make a positive contribution to society.
Beginning in 2018, Our Program consists of a Black History Essay Competition and history presentations from the staff at the University of Pitt, CMU and CCAC. With winners of
the Black History Month Essay contest being announced at the Black History Summit.
Returning and participating School Districts include: Pittsburgh Public SD, Woodland Hills SD, Penn Hill SD, Central Catholic HS, McKeesport SD, Montour SD, East Allegheny SD, Beaver
Falls SD, Clairton SD, West Mifflin SD, Washington Co SD, PROPEL SD, Baldwin HS, Job Core Students, Gateway SD and Sto-Rox SD.
On Tuesday February 4th, 2020, we conducted Our Student Summit at David L. Lawrence Convention Center with over 1,000 Students from Western Pennsylvania and focused on the 100 year
anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and 150 year anniversary of the passage of the 15th, Black suffrage and the 1965 Voting Rights Act and include Our annual an Essay Competition.
On February 16th, 2022, we will host Our next Black History Month Student Summit at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall from 9am to 1pm with over 30 difference High Schools throught
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men" --- Frederick Douglass