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 35 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!

Then and Now: A Remarkable Journey - Education and Scholarship

February 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Join us for the 35th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration where we’ll recognize individuals and their contributions to the community in the fields of education and scholarship.

Tampa Convention Center | 333 S. Franklin Street, 33602

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tonjua Williams, President of St. Petersburg College

Dr. Williams has set a new vision for the College to be known as Pinellas County’s engine for economic mobility.

Strategically building partnerships and opportunities for shared visioning, Dr. Williams’ leadership has streamlined college operations, consolidated resources, improved organizational fiscal health, expanded short-term/rapid credentials, and strengthened partnerships with Tampa Bay’s workforce leaders.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Deanne King, WFLA News Channel 8

Ms. King enjoys sharing stories that impact the Black community, inspirational stories, investigative pieces and reporting breaking news.

As a part of the 8 On Your Side team, Ms. King reports on News Channel 8 Today from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. You can also watch her reports on Great 38 at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Ms. King is also an alumna of the University of South Florida – Go Bulls!

Shaping Our Youth

Honorees of Distinction

Honoring community leaders who help shape our youth with their positive influences while promoting creativity in the fields of art, literature, education, sciences, and more!

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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. 2023 Scholarship Applications are now available for download. Submissions must be received by April 14, 2023.

Bobby Bowden Scholarship

Presidential Scholarship

Harold Scott Scholarship

Janett S. Martin Scholarship


April 29, 2023 at Roger's Park Golf Course

Annual Golf Tournament

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