Where to celebrate Black History Month in Philly

Posted by The Philadelphia Inquirer on February 6, 2024

February is Black History Month, and it’s a great time to commemorate the contributions of Black Philadelphians, and celebrate those blazing new trails in culture.

Black Philadelphians have been making history in the city for hundreds of years.

From creating the first African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in the country to being home to multiple stops on the Underground Railroad and founding America’s first independent Black organization in the Free African Society which helped establish leadership, community and political identity in the city in the late 1700s and beyond.

These accomplishments underscore the contributions that continue today, enriching Philadelphia’s culture and historical impact, through Philly greats like physician Ala Stanford, co-founder of the Black Doctor’s COVID-19 Consortium, to Emmy award-winning writer and actress, Quinta Brunson.

For Black History Month in 2024, there is a full month’s worth of events to learn more about and celebrate the accomplishments of Black Philadelphians, from free live performances to ticketed celebrations.

Learn more.

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