Every February, we honor and recognize African Americans for their achievements, vast contributions to society and the legacy Black American leaders have left behind. This year the theme is “Black Resistance” to highlight the resistance against historic and ongoing oppression. Wondering what you can do to celebrate Black History Month? We have you covered.
Keep Going, A Black History Discovery Hunt
Every Saturday and Sunday in February, from 10:00-2:00, you have the option to head to the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia for a free interactive scavenger hunt! It’s open to people of all ages and abilities to discover, learn and have fun!
Speak Up! By SOLE Defined
From the comfort of your home, you can view this virtual production that uses styles of dance to showcase the late John Lewis, “Big Six” civil rights leader and congressman. This can be watched on Facebook on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00PM and for five days after that at any time. Access it here.
Home Fried Tales with Lyn Ford
Did you know there was a national day called, “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”? Well neither did I until I stumbled upon this intriguing event held by fourth generation storyteller, Lyn Ford! This is a virtual event and can be viewed on Zoom but you’ll need to register here first. It will be held on Sunday, February 26th at 2:00. Join to hear her fascinating stories!
If you live in the city, or can make it down, check out these family-friendly events. Don’t see something you like? Don’t worry, this is only scratching at the surface of the many events offered through the Free Library of Philadelphia! For more events, visit the Free Library’s website.
- BHM Read-A-Loud for Kids on Thurs 2/16 at 10:00AM
- Science Projects: Dr. Mae Jemison Rocket Launch on Tues 2/21 at 3:30PM
- Storytime with Mr. Paul on Fri 2/24 at 10:30AM
- Hidden Figures Movie Day on Fri 2/24 at 3:00PM
- Pop Up Taste of African Heritage on Tues 2/28 at 3:00PM
We hope you take some time to celebrate Black History Month. If you need more ideas check out this list of events for an impactful and educational experience!
Wishing you well,