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, Juneteenth Celebration, Parade and Town Fair; events are always well attended, received, memorable and a great success.
Shawnda Thomas Faveau