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 2020 is African Americans and the Vote. For more information, see the African American History research guide. PCC Events In celebration of Black History Month, PCC Cascade Campus and the Hollywood Theatre are hosting the Cascade Festival of African Films from January 31 – February 29, 2020. Visit the festival website for additional information.