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Celebrate Black History Month!

A reading list celebrating Black History Month (February).

About Black History Month

Image portraying a black fist over red, yellow, and green stripes that say Black History MonthFebruary 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.

CC image: Boston University

Black History Month events at CCC

  • OMSI Nelson Mandela Exhibit: Join the Multicultural Center in celebrating Black History Month by visiting the Nelson Mandela exhibit at OMSI! We are providing one free ticket per student to visit this exhibit on your own time. The Mandela exhibit is available for viewing at OMSI through February 13th, 2022. Click here to request your free ticket!
  • Working Sessions: CCC's Labor Acknowledgement: After finalizing the Land Acknowledgment for CCC, the Multicultural Center received requests to also create a Labor Acknowledgment. We invite students, employees, and community members to join us for one of our working sessions to provide input, thoughts, and suggestions on the direction of the CCC Labor Acknowledgment. Dates: TBD. Please contact our team at mcambassadors@clackamas.edu for more details.

Black History Month events in the community

  • 32nd annual Cascade Festival of African Films: February 4 – March 5, 2022. A virtual online festival that is free and open to the public. Learn more and view the film schedule 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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