February is Black History Month

Black history is American history, however, observing Black History Month in February gives us a chance to be intentional about learning this particular topic. Check your area for events and field trips that celebrate Black History. Below is just a few in Philadelphia.

Dimplez 4 Dayz presents the “Be Free” Black History Month Celebration

WHERE: Myers Recreation Center, 5801 Kingsessing Ave. WHEN: Saturday, February 10 1 pm – 4 pm

Frankford High School Hosts 2nd Annual #Blackgirlmagic Celebration

WHO: Frankford High School Students WHAT: 2nd Annual #Blackgirlmagic celebration to feature student performances in oration, fashion, music and art exhibits. WHERE: Frankford High School, 5000 Oxford Ave. WHEN: Thursday, February 22 10:30 am – 11:30 am

IDAAY African American Knowledge Competition

WHO: Institute for the Development of African American Youth WHAT: African American Knowledge Competition. Win prizes, trophies and much more. WHERE: Temple University Main Campus (Glatfelter Hall, 1st fl. Auditorium), 11th and Berks Street WHEN: Thursday, February 22 5 pm -7:30 pm

Community Conversations: A Dialogue with a Civil Rights Legend Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.

WHAT: Civil Rights Activist Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. to host a community conversation centered around topics from his latest book “In Peace and Freedom: My Journey to Selma” WHERE: Martin Luther King High School Auditorium, 6100 Stenton Ave. WHEN: Saturday, February 24 2 pm – 4 pm

John Barry School Presents the History of Motown Music

WHO: John Barry School Students WHAT: Black History Celebration featuring student performances inspired by the soulful tunes of the legendary Motown Record Company WHERE: John Barry School, 5900 Race St. WHEN: Wednesday, February 28 10 am

Ziegler School’s Black History Month Celebration

WHO: Ziegler Elementary School Students WHAT: Black History Month Celebration WHERE: Ziegler Elementary School, 5935 Saul St. WHEN: March 2 9:15 am

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