Hand tinted portrait of Pauline C. Cookman in uniform. The PCC Library continuously selects materials related to African American history as well as contemporary Black American culture. Explore our collection, and suggested materials from the web, to learn more about the contributions and achievements of Black Americans as we celebrate Black History Month. About Black History Month Established in 1926 by noted African American historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month evolved to become a month-long event in 1976. February was selected because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln have birthdays during the month. The annual event provides an opportunity to learn about the history, traditions, and contributions of Black Americans. The theme for 2021 is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. Read more about this year’s theme at Asalh: Black History Themes. PCC Events In celebration of Black History Month, PCC Cascade is hosting the 31st Annual Cascade Festival of African Films from February 5 – March 10, 2021. Visit the festival website for additional information.