KPBS Salutes Black History Month

Feb 1, 2005 | 0 comments

Every February, as retailers stock Valentine’s cards and heart-shaped chachkas, a growing number of Americans observe another cultural event-Black History Month. But this holiday has not yet been sullied with commercialism. Celebrations that mark Black History Month do so for the sole purpose of recognizing the significance of African Americans in our communities.

At KPBS, we do this each February by honoring local heroes who make San Diego a better place. This year’s recipients are Jennie Hamilton, Freddie M. Jackson, Vincent W. Mudd, Reverend George Walker Smith, Cecil H. Steppe, John E. Warren and Gerri Warren.

And while KPBS features programs on African Americans throughout the year, the station also offers special features this month that recognize past and current events affecting African Americans. Below are Editor’s Picks for the month. For a complete listing of all KPBS’ Black History Month programs, visit

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“Open Mic”

Every 4th Monday at 7pm. Poetry, Spoken Word, Comedy, Sing or Dance, Musical Instrument, Share, Magic Tricks, etc… all ages. (except May, November, & December) Sign-in between 6:30 & 7pm. $5.00 Donation

Juneteenth Fest Outdoor Event

THIS WILL BE OUR ANNUAL EVENT. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR. Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10am – 5pm in the outdoor front area of the theatre. FREE Entertainment – A Day of Family Fun! There will be a variety of Vendors, so come prepared to shop!

CAT’s 7-Day Alaska Cruise – Aug. 16, 2022

Cabins are available. Booking Link to “CLICK” on:

Departing from Seattle, WA. “Click” on Groups; read all about the cruise. “Click” on “Details”, choose cabin, then click on,  “Book It”. If you need help with booking, please call Jennie at, 619-807-7059  Thank you!

Auditions & Workshops

Auditions for Christmas Play – Sept. 25, 2021 – 10am-12:30pm., for ages 6-15.  All auditions are held at Community Actors Theatre – 2957 54th. Street – San Diego, CA 92105 (619-807-7059)

Acting Workshop Classes are every Saturday, 10am – 12noon, thru Dec. 4, 2021 for ages 6-15 & Adults ages 16 & up. $85.00 per adult student, a month. Instructors: Miss Yolanda & Miss Marvell. Register at first class.