February has been set aside as the month to celebrate Black History since 1976. Philadelphia has a lot of great opportunities to celebrate this rich culture and here are a few.
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia
This museum was the first of it’s kind. Philadelphia was the first city to erect an institution dedicated to exploring the life and works of African Americans in the United States. The museum is host to several exhibits throughout the year that celebrate African-American culture. Take the opportunity this month to explore the museum. For more information click here to visit their website.
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Throughout the month of February the NCC will host a series of spotlights on famous and empowered African American’s, such as Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, Bessie Coleman and many others, telling the tale of their lives and the challenges they overcame. Program offered all month long and is free with admission to the museum.
3260 South Street, Philadelphia
Learn about African American culture at the 28th annual Celebration of African Cultures on February 25th from 11am-4pm at the Penn Museum. There will be traditional African music and dance, an African Marketplace, games, art, and so much more! For more information click here to visit the museum’s website.