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  • Celebrate Black History Month in Philly

    Published: January 26, 2022

    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.

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

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    THEATRE
    The Mountaintop
    Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts...
    February 1st, 2023 - February 19th, 2023
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    MUSEUMS
    PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Collaborative Sounds
    The Barnes Foundation
    February 5th, 2023
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    Sadeqa Johnson | The House of Eve
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    February 9th, 2023
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    MUSEUMS
    Opening Weekend of Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia Special Exhbibition
    Museum of The American Revolution
    February 11th, 2023 - February 12th, 2023
    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    Vigilance: The Life of William Still
    American Philosophical Society -...
    February 15th, 2023
    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    Mandell Presents: Dahlak Brathwaite – Spiritrials
    Drexel University - Mandell Theater
    February 15th, 2023
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Limmie Pulliam, Tenor and Mark Markham, Piano
    Market Square Concerts
    February 15th, 2023
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    MUSIC
    GET UP, STAND UP: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOUL
    The Kimmel Cultural Campus
    February 17th, 2023 - February 19th, 2023
    QUICK VIEW
    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    Joseph Earl Thomas | Sink: A Memoir
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    February 21st, 2023
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    Jamila Minnicks | Moonrise Over New Jessup
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    February 22nd, 2023
    QUICK VIEW
    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    The State of African American Genealogy: A New Reconstruction Era
    Historical Society of Pennsylvania
    February 28th, 2023

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