Every February Black History Month is celebrated throughout the country.It was originally created to inform the African-American community about their past and the struggles that were experienced in order for black individuals to have basic rights.
During the month of February, the NAACP youth and college chapter of Mesa Community College, will be hosting multiple events in honor of Black History Month. The college chapter has already held the First Annual MCC NAACP Essay Contest, Black History Awareness Challenge and a poetry slam.
At the end of February, the group will hold the 1st Annual MCC NAACP Leadership Award Dinner from 6-10 p.m. in the Kiva Room in the Kirk Center. The dinner will also feature a student essay award presentation.
On Feb. 28, there will be a community luncheon co-sponsored by PC NAACP and MCC NAACP from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at Phoenix College. The lunch will include guest speakers Ann Hart, Assistant Deputy Superintendent of the Department of Education and City Councilman Michael Johnson.