Black History Month

PCC celebrates Black History Month

February 24, 2018

Story and Photos by JOE GIDDENS Black History Month became official by then-President Gerald Ford in 1976 as part of the U.S. bicentennial. Since then, every president has followed suit, with President Donald Trump proclaiming it as National African-American History Month. This year’s theme, “African-Americans in Times of War,” calls our attention to the heroic contributions […]

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Northwest Campus celebrates Black History Month

January 28, 2016

By KATTA MAPES Northwest Campus will present a program about the Black Panther Party on Feb. 2 as part of its Black History Month celebration. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center, Room D-201. Student Services Advanced Specialist Bobby Burns will recognize the 50 year anniversary of the movement by […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Remembering our roots

February 7, 2013

BY SIERRA J. RUSSELL Black history month was established in the ‘70s and is upheld today as a time of reflection. A variety of articles from early issues of the Aztec Press featured key speakers at cultural events in the region. Alex Haley, the author of “Roots,” spoke in Phoenix in 1977. He discussed the […]

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