Friday, Feb. 1 - Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

Philadelphia Celebrates Black History Month

Celebrating the many contributions African Americans have made throughout history.

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Friday, Feb. 1 - Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

Black History Month encourages us to reflect upon the contributions of African Americans. Here in Philadelphia, we’ll highlight those achievements across politics, art, and culture.

Started as a week-long event, Black History Month grew to its current format in 1976. Its founder, Carter G. Woodson, saw it as an educational opportunity. While revisionist histories oppress people, accurate teachings can empower them.

All month long, we’ll share activities and events that celebrate African American history. Watch our calendar for an event near you!

Events

  • Feb
    23
    One Book, One Philadelphia: Book Discussion
    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    Lillian Marrero Library, 601 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133, USA

    One Book, One Philadelphia: Book Discussion

    February 23, 2019
    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 1 hour
    Lillian Marrero Library, 601 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133, USA
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    Join an informal discussion of Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, the One Book, One Philadelphia featured novel. Free books will be given on a first-come basis. Questions? Call 215-685-9794
  • Feb
    23
    Finley Rec Center Black History Month Program
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    1000 E Hortter St, Philadelphia, PA 19150, USA

    Finley Rec Center Black History Month Program

    February 23, 2019
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 3 hours
    1000 E Hortter St, Philadelphia, PA 19150, USA
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    Join us for the annual Black History Month Program featuring live vocal and dance performances of local artists, including Hill Freedman Record Labels. $2 Suggested Donation. Questions? Please email FinleyRecAdvCouncil@gmail.com
  • Feb
    24
    A Musical Tribute to Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    A Musical Tribute to Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson

    February 24, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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    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

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