Throughout the year the Center prides itself on sponsoring programming that celebrates African American heritage and history. For the entire month of February, which has been nationally designated Black History Month, the Center works especially hard to celebrate African American legacy and culture through various lectures, workshops, exhibits, and artistic symposiums. The Black History Month Opening and Closing Ceremonies are among the Center’s signature programs and represent just a small portion of the events of the month. The Center also sponsors the Mr. and Miss AACC Pageant during this month, as well as a Soul Food Cinema Series which pairs a delicious soul food dinner with films of academic and cultural worth, such as the documentary 13th. In addition, the organizations affiliated with the AACC also take part in the programming with student-run events and cultural shows.