30 Years of Service
The 30th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration honors the legacy of service of our community members who are passionate about making our region better. This years’ celebration will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Tampa Convention Center Ballrooms C & D at 11:00 a.m. Our Keynote Speaker will be historian Charles “Fred” Hearns. For more information: 813.814.3031.
Recent COTBHC Event Highlights
Second Annual Golf Tournament
The 2nd Annual Golf Tournament took place on Saturday, April 29th at 8:30am at the Rogers Park Golf Course. The event supported the 2017 COTBHC Scholarship Awards in providing scholarships to outstanding high school graduates before they headed off to the college or university of their choice. This event also offered a great opportunity for organizations to reach the Tampa Bay area with branded and targeted messaging via the golf tournament.
Unity in the Community: Joining Hands & Joining Hearts
The celebration emphasized the important contributions of local leaders who promote and display unity among us and those who are representative of the values of our rich, historic and diverse community.
This years’ celebration was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center Ballrooms C & D at 11:00 a.m. Our Keynote Speaker was Former Florida State Senator Arthenia L. Joyner.
Celebrating the Power of Music: Past & Present
2016 Black History Celebration | February 8th
The 28th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration paid tribute to African American music legends. The celebration emphasized the contributions that black music has made to American culture. Throughout the celebration, musicians and performers with a connection to Tampa was recognized.
The keynote address was delivered by Lyman A. Brodie, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, and Professor of the Music at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
African American Sports Legends in Tampa Bay
2015 Black History Celebration
The 2015 City of Tampa Black History Celebration honored Olympians, exemplary athletes, sports advocates and coaches in Tampa Bay. We are honored to have had Clemmie C. Perry, founder of Women of Color Golf and Girls on the Green Tee as our 2015 keynote speaker.
As the first black female lifeguard for the City of Tampa, Perry has turned her passion into a movement to make a difference in the lives of women and girls through the sport of golf. She also owns Educational Training Consultants, Inc., a minority-owned business which provides training design and development services.