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Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia

Recognize Black Americans with special events and programming all month long

The many Black History Month events happening in Philadelphia this February offer us a chance to celebrate the Black Americans who were a crucial part of our city and country’s history, and who continue to play important roles in our present and future. Learn about all of the wide variety of family-friendly activities available to Philadelphians this month below.

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Telling Tales: African American Stories and Songs

Welsh Road Library 9233 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Storyteller Mama Carla and experience African American storytelling, interactive songs, and easy-to-learn rhythms. This program is suitable for all ages.  

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrates and commemorates Black History Month by exploring the theme of “African Americans and the Arts.” Offering inclusive programming for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, the exhibit aims to bring together diverse audiences in greater appreciation of the Black Experience. […]

Black History Month Celebration

Kutest Kids Parents as Teachers 3502 Scotts Lane Suite 711, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Kutest Kids Parents as Teachers presents a Black History Month celebration during Black children's book week. Meet Black children's book authors Reading workshop Book raffles African dance class

Calendar Editor and Writer for Philadelphia Family. Send tips to eleanor@familyfocus.org.

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