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    Published: January 27, 2020

    By: Frances Ellison

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    Black History Month is important for several reasons; it functions as a time to remind us of the incredible leaps, bounds, sacrifices and contributions that Black people have made to the American canon over the past several centuries.

     

    While it's very important to take this month to brush up on your black history, it's equally important to engage and support the local artists of the present as they're in the process of creating history.

     

    As a part of our Black History feature, PFG encourages you to not only learn about blackness in the past tense, but to go out and celebrate what it means to be black right here in our present. These artists are guaranteed to blow your minds, trust us.

     

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    Make sure you check out these performances by both local and visiting black artists all across the city:

    QUICK VIEW
    MUSEUMS
    Artist Talk, Ron Tarver: An Overdue Conversation With My Father
    The Print Center
    February 20th, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Angélique Kidjo
    Annenberg Center for the Performing...
    February 20th, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective Presents “KHEPERA”
    Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts...
    February 21st, 2020 - March 1st, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    LIVE LOVE LAUGH & LINGERIE
    Grow A Girl Network, Inc
    February 22nd, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Club 42: Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings
    Millersville University
    February 22nd, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    Unofficial Expert w/ Marie Faustin & Sydnee Washington (LIVE PODCAST!)
    Good Good Comedy
    February 22nd, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    Good Good Presents: Sydnee Washington (Broad City)
    Good Good Comedy
    February 22nd, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Digable Planets at AMH 2/23
    Ardmore Music Hall
    February 23rd, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    THEATRE
    Turn
    Kimmel Center for the Performing...
    February 26th, 2020 - February 29th, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    R. Eric Thomas | Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America
    Free Library of Philadelphia -...
    February 27th, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    VISUAL ARTS
    Celebrating Emerging Artists of Color
    Northern Liberties Business...
    February 7th, 2020 - February 28th, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    CULINARY
    Flavors of the Black Diaspora: A Philadelphia Popup Dinner
    Toúchef Coupet
    February 29th, 2020
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    XPN Welcomes: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
    WXPN
    February 29th, 2020

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