OUR MISSION as a All Volunteer Non-Profit Organization

The Mission of the Palm Springs Black History Committee (PSBHC)  is to promote unity to diverse cultures of the Coachella Valley and build a spirit of cooperation between the diverse cultures and educate about contributions of local African-Americans in building the vibrant Coachella Valley.   

Since 1987 the Palm Springs Black History Committee  (All Volunteer Non-Profit Organization) has sponsored and produced an array of events leading up to and during the nationally recognized Black History Month in February; of each year. Our purpose is to continue to recognize and educate not only the African-American community, but our society as a whole about the importance of Black History and contributions made to society by Africans-Americans. 

The purpose is to promote unity and a spirit of cooperation within our community as well as present events designed to educate our Coachella Valley and Southern California residents about Black History. We are one of only two cities in Southern California to sponsor a Black History Parade and the only city in California that host events throughout the entire month of February. Our events are educational in areas such as history, health and fitness, culture, community affairs, entertainment and more. With an Art Installation at Palm Springs Art Museum, Awards Gala, Gospel Fest, Parade and Town Fair; events are always well attended, received, memorable and a great success.

Board Of Directors


Jarvis Crawford


Jody Diaz


Evernell Black

Financial Securetary

Deiter Crawford


Janel Hunt


Al Murry

Coresponding Securetary

Brian Jackson

Board Member

Cora Crawford

Board Member

Linda Gray

In the News


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Palm Springs

KESQ JANUARY 19, 2020 


 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Palm Springs 

The Desert Sun JANUARY 19, 2020


Palm Springs' Black History Month parade becomes tradition among families.

Desert Sun Feb. 23, 2019


February is Black History Month in 

Palm Springs

CV Weekly  February 6, 2019 


Black History Month Parade draws hundreds in Palm Springs

 The Desert Sun Feb. 24, 2018 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Life JANUARY 18, 2018 


Ruiz urges to 'love on' at MLK Day Event

  Desert Sun  Jan. 14, 2018 



Palm Springs Art Museum Celebrates Black History Month With Interactive Exhibition

Patch Jan 17, 2017 


Know Your Neighbors: Meet Jarvis Crawford, Part of the Coachella Valley's Black History

CV Independent  Feb. 25, 2016