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Celebrate Black History Month!

A reading list celebrating Black History Month (February).

About Black History Month

A black background with the word "BLACK" in green letters above the words "HISTORY MONTH" in purple letters.February is Black History Month! We use this time to honor the history, celebrate the contributions, and recognize the influence of Black people to the history and culture of the United States.

CCC Library has curated a list of eBooks and streaming videos celebrating Black History Month.

  • Visit the eBooks page to view a collection of eBooks CCC library has chosen to highlight during Black History Month. 
  • Visit the streaming videos page to view a collection of videos CCC library has chosen to highlight during Black History Month. 
  • Are we missing something? Visit the suggest a purchase page to request that we add something to our collection.

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Black History Month events at CCC

Black History Month events in the community

  • 33rd annual Cascade Festival of African Films: February 3 – March 4, 2023. A virtual online festival that is free and open to the public. Learn more and view the film schedule here.
  • Northwest Black Comedy Festival: February 16 – 19, 2023.This annual festival features live storytelling, LGBTQ+ performers, live podcasts, new and upcoming comedians as well as headliners from around the country.
  • Oregon's Black History: February 1 at 5:00 pm at Oregon City Public Library. In person and online. Please join us for Oregon's Black History: 450 Years in 45 Minutes, a presentation by The Oregon Black Pioneers. Learn more and register here.
  • Portland Jazz Festival: February 16 - 23, 2023. PDX Jazz Festival Black History Month with a series of concerts and events presented over two weeks every February. Learn more here.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the Clackamas Community College campuses reside on the traditional homelands of the Clackamas, Cascades, and Tumwater bands of Chinooks, as well as the Tualatin and Pudding River bands of Kalapuya and the Northern Molalla people. It is important that we acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices they endure. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering and to this dialogue. Please join us in taking this opportunity to thank and honor the original caretakers of this land, their lives, and their descendants still caring for the land today.

Labor Acknowledgement

We also acknowledge that our nation has benefited and profited from the free enslaved labor of Black people. We honor the legacy of the African diaspora and Black life, and the knowledge, skills, and human spirit that persevere in spite of violence and White supremacy.

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