In celebration of Black History Month this February, JEVS at Home honors all of the contributions that African-Americans have made, and continue to make, not only in our region but across the nation, which has helped to shape our society and our culture of inclusion.
So, this month, enjoy, learn and be inspired by visiting and participating in the many events our region has to offer. See below for a variety of local events that both educate and motivate!
The Free Library of Philadelphia has events at many of its over 50 locations, including movie screenings, quiz nights, author talks and even an essay contest. Get more information at:
The National Constitution Center is offering interactive programs highlighting important moments in African-American history plus self-guided tours showcasing rare artifacts. Learn more at:
Check out Black Pulp! and Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876 at The African American Museum: http://www.aampmuseum.org/calendar.html
Hear inspiring stories of African-Americans who shaped our nation’s history at the Independence Visitor Center: https://www.phlvisitorcenter.com/black-history-month
If musicals are what you’re after, you won’t want to miss New Freedom Theatre’s Henry “Box” Brown: A Hip Hop Musical, starring Dice Raw of The Roots, recounting the life of a slave who read and wrote poetry, sang in a church choir, practiced magic and hypnosis who mailed himself from Virginia to Philadelphia in 1849! You can get tickets at: http://henryboxbrownmusical.com
For a full list of events, go to: http://www.visitphilly.com/articles/philadelphia/black-history-month-in-philadelphia/
The wealth of information to be had in the Philadelphia area will inspire you to keep learning all year long!