Philadelphia Celebrates Black History Month
Celebrating the many contributions African Americans have made throughout history.
Black History Month encourages us to recognize the contributions of African Americans. From its beginnings as a week-long recognition by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926, Black History Month has grown to include opportunities for education, reflection, and celebration. Since 1976, each U.S. president has formally designated the occasion.
This year, celebrating the contributions and achievements of Black Americans feels more necessary than ever. As we look back on a year of COVID-19, mass social justice protests in response to the killings of Black people by police, a contentious election, and a tenuous transfer of power, we know that issues of racial discrimination and oppression still permeate everyday life—especially for Black Americans.
All month long, we’ll share activities, events, and reflections that celebrate Black history, and particularly, the history of Black Philadelphians. Watch our calendar for an event near you, and share with your friends, family, and colleagues.
This workshop will focus on financial literacy, life, financial planning, and investing. Join us as we seek to learn and apply successful strategies for attaining and maintaining wealth.
Join the Free Library of Philadelphia, Chef Jena Harris, and Professor Pysche Williams-Forson for an evening of self-care grounded in the salon-style traditions of the Harlem Renaissance.
Learn tips on how stimulus checks, unemployment, tax returns, grants, rental assistance, and much more can help our current finances and even support future endeavors.
There are no upcoming events.