There’s still plenty of time to celebrate Black History Month. This year, City of Philadelphia departments came together to host more than 50 Black History Month events and special activities throughout the city.

Here are five ways to explore Black history, culture, and contributions in the final days of February — and the inspiration will last all year long!

Black History at the Philadelphia Archives

548 Spring Garden St
Now – February 28
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
The Philadelphia City Archives are highlighting African American pioneers and change agents who had a huge impact in our city. Learn about important local figures and events, such as the 1944 transit strike, which allowed African American workers to become motormen and conductors, and Octavius V. Catto, who was an educator, civil rights activist, and athlete. Schedule a day and time to bring your family, group, or just yourself!
Questions? Email

Black History Month Mural Tour

Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, 128 N. Broad Street
February 24, 2019
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
$32 for adults
Take in some of Philadelphia’s stunning murals that explore the themes of civil rights, freedom, and equality during this tour. The trolley weaves through various Philadelphia neighborhoods, and the knowledgeable guide will discuss each work, the artists, and the mural-making process.
Questions? Call 215-925-3633

A Musical Tribute to Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson

Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St
February 24, 2019
2:00 p.m.
For young children and families. Hear the dramatic stories and glorious music of Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson in this multimedia tribute by the musical group Follow the Drinking Gourd.
Questions? Call 215-686-5322

Film Screening: Sisters in Freedom

Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St
February 27, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sisters in Freedom: The Daring Battle to End Slavery tells the story of the brave women who banded together to fight slavery before abolition. Followed by a panel discussion.
Questions? Call 215-686-5322

Rediscover Black History on LinkPHL

LinkPHL kiosks in Center City
All month
Look for the Black History Month photo series on our seven LinkPHL kiosks in Center City. On the 55-inch digital screens, you’ll see moving images from the 1960s Civil Rights movement — all part of the The African American Museum in Philadelphia collection. While you’re there, enjoy the free Wi-Fi and phone charging.