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!


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