Welcome, from the COTBHC President

I am honored to continue the promotion of an organization compiled of dedicated, hard-working, caring, and understanding individuals who honor the traditions of our past. To our community, and all who support the vision of the City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. and 36 years of promoting the value of African Americans in the City of Tampa and throughout our communities, welcome! We are excited that you would like to be involved and to have your support!

Family Unity: Rooted in Wisdom

February 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM

Join us for the 36th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration where we’ll celebrate organizations and figures who protect and illuminate revered family traditions .

Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom D | 333 S. Franklin Street, 33602

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Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Kiva Williams, Mahogany Kids Fine Arts Foundation

Kiva Williams is an Atlanta native who has made Tampa Bay her home. After attending the University of South Florida and earning a degree in Dance Studies, she married her college sweetheart, Nathan Williams II. Through her blog, The Fun Foodie Mama!, Kiva introduces the Bay to the best food scenes & family events. Her love of connecting with people, businesses, and brands led her to launch Kiva Williams, PR, a public relations agency which amplifies local businesses through media relations. More…

Mistress of Ceremonies: Dalia Dangerfield, Spectrum Bay News 9

Dalia Dangerfield is an award-winning journalist who helped launch the weekly news program Political Connections and later became one of the lead election reporters for the station. She has also been the lead reporter for several mayoral campaigns in the City of Tampa.

Dalia spends a lot of time in the community, working on issues that impact residents in the city of Tampa. She truly believes everyone has a story, and she loves to make sure those stories are told in an engaging and accurate way.

A Community Legacy

Family Unity Honorees

Celebrating organizations and figures who protect and illuminate revered family traditions.

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Inspire Future Generations.

From our annual Black History celebration to scholarship awards, partner with us in honoring the dedication, collaboration, and achievement of our community. 2024 Scholarship Applications are now available for download.

Bobby Bowden Scholarship

Presidential Scholarship

Harold Scott Scholarship

Janett S. Martin Scholarship


April 27, 2024 at Roger's Park Golf Course

Annual Golf Tournament

Interested in sponsorship or donating? Call us: 813-274-8549.