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  • Celebrate Black History Month in Philly

    Published: January 27, 2021

    By: Frances Ellison 

    • Photo of AAMP Courtesy of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

    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.

     

    Headed to one of these events? Let us know on TwitterFacebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

     

    Are we missing your org's event? Submit it to the Phillyfunguide through our handy form!

     

    *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.

    This week's spotlight event: 

    Drunk Black History

     

    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.

    Check out these other Black History Month events all across the city! 

    QUICK VIEW
    VISUAL ARTS
    MAKING MARKS: figural identity, transfiguration, and receptive tactility
    Pentimenti Gallery
    February 13th, 2021 - April 3rd, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    Code Black Planet - Wilma Hothouse Short
    The Wilma Theater
    February 5th, 2021 - July 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    Celebration of African American Culture
    NLArts
    March 6th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Swipe Black Saturdays Retail Popup
    Kloset Goals
    February 6th, 2021 - December 25th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    FILM
    The Lagniappe Project
    The Wilma Theater
    February 26th, 2021 - July 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Slavery and the American Revolution Course by Dr. Richard Bell
    Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    April 5th, 2021

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