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Black History Month 2024

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. 

The West Linn Alliance supports Black History Month as a time to celebrate achievements by African Americans and recognize their role in shaping America. The Alliance also believes this month is a time to reflect on equity in our country and consider our ongoing work towards eliminating social and institutional barriers to equal opportunity for all Americans.

Portland Community College, in celebration of Black History Month, presents “Africa through African lenses,” a hybrid virtual/in-person festival. The festival runs February 2-March 2, is free and open to the public. The Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather… Read More ».