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 and Sports.
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.
In 2019, we conducted the Student Black History Summit at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall with some 400 Students from Pittsburgh Public and
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 March 9th, 2022, we will host Our next Student Black History Summit at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall from 9am to 1pm with over 30
difference High Schools throught Western Pennsylvania.
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men" --- Frederick Douglass