Published: January 27, 2021
By: Frances Ellison
February is Black History Month and throughout the region and across the city, events are going on to celebrate, honor, and reflect on the many contributions African Americans have made, past and present, to American society and culture.
Started as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson in 1926 and expanded to the full month of February in 1970, Black History Month aims to educate, celebrate and acknowledge the Black experience in America and beyond.
From low-cost museum entry to special programming, Philadelphia's cultural landscape is bursting with virtual and in-person* Black History Month events and programming.
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*Please be sure to view and participate in these activities safely. For up-to-date information on the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 restrictions, visit their official website.
Learn something new while laughing hysterically with Drunk Black History, a virtual, interactive comedy show that's one part history lesson and one part improv. Fans of the popular Comedy Central show will undoubtedly have a great time watching the lineup of comedians explain the stories behind many of our favorite Black historical figures live and while intoxicated.