It includes nearly 2,000 titles with every statute and case on slavery, and hundreds of historic texts and modern histories. The Omega Omega Chapter celebrates 92 years of sisterhood and service, currently boasting a roster of 510 members and serving the Philadelphia area with a variety of projects and programs. Available To: All Free Library locations and online with your library card. Not only are they known for their Southern-style food offerings and service, they are known for incorporating live jazz music into most of their spots. Pass Black History on to future generations through stories, movies, music and events. The , founded in 1884, is the oldest daily newspaper in the country serving the African-American community.
Student performances anchor this Black History Month celebration, organized by the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and hosted at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. While the city recognizes and reflects on the role that African-Americans played — and continue to play — in the history of our nation all year long, Black History Month inspires even more celebration across the region. All are welcome to attend. Black History Month is never just a month at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. The Library Company has one of the most comprehensive collections by and about African Americans which pre-dates the Civil War. Happy Hour Mixer The Temperance House 5 S. Instead, pass on the stories of real African American heroes…from a man who started a movement with a dream, to a woman who helped put astronauts into space.
Institutions like Art Sanctuary, Moore College of Art and the Tiberino Museum provide channels for the display of Black art and opportunities for artists. It offers up a modern soul food cuisine, billed as Southern small plates cooking. The conference will bring together successful and influential women across the globe to share ideas, celebrate each other, and collaborate in areas related to health, law, finance, business, and education. Tickets are free but do require an. Panelists include Temple religion professor Nyasha Junior and Ursinus English professor and African American studies coordinator M.
And if you want to give your business to a Black-owned restaurant, there are some great choices. Tours will begin and end at the African American Museum of Philadelphia 701 Arch Street and the cost of the tour includes same-day admission to the Museum. In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month to recognize and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans. Admission includes full access to the museum. This dramatic performance is all about wemilere, a celebration of deities orishas in the Yoruba religion and culture, which has spread from Nigeria and Benin to the United States, United Kingdom, Cuba, and several Caribbean nations.
All-You-Can-Eat buffet on Saturday and Sundays. Enjoy popcorn and films celebrating Black History Month each Friday! African American History In celebration of Black History Month and African American History as a whole, explore our resources on African American history and culture including famous African Americans From Philadelphia, Poets and Poetry, Speculative Fiction, Nonfiction, Books for Early Readers, The Harlem Renaissance, Tuskegee Airmen, Scientists and Inventors, Politics, Black Colleges and Universities, and Black History Month events throughout Philadelphia area. Come, meet and enjoy the company of the movers and shakers on the Board of Directors. Bonus: The competition takes place during Community Night, a monthly event where admission to the museum is free after 5 p. He and another Methodist preacher with William Gray and William Wilcher found the space to build a church which is the oldest piece of land continuously owned by African-Americans in the U.
Freedom was the goal for the thousands of enslaved Africans on the Underground Railroad, a secret network of safe houses, churches and farms that offered shelter and safety, which many found in the Philadelphia region. For many of those years, Father Divine operated the Divine Lorraine, a hotel that towered above the intersection where Broad and Fairmont streets meet in North Philadelphia. Many profiles contain photographs of the scientist. Woodson Black History Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Philadelphia Tribune. Find notable Philadelphia sites and Philadelphians who bravely worked to keep the route running in our in the Greater Philadelphia area.
He believed in racial harmony and a strict lifestyle that included no drinking, no smoking and no undue mixing of the sexes. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect with each other during a speed networking session. Greenfield African American Iconic Images Collection. Look forward to a female-driven panel discussion, performances, and a pop-up shop with local lady vendors. Call for event schedule of concerts, weddings, receptions, meetings, wrestling matches, cabarets, banquets, community meetings and more.
Although the event is free, you must in advance. The readings will focus on the work of Douglass and his life, including stories of his family in context to the Colored Conventions. Note that on Presidents Day on Monday, February 18, 2019. This was true in the 18th century when Philadelphia had the largest free black population and was the center of the abolitionist movement, and it holds true today, as Philadelphia is led by its second African American Mayor, John Street, and a new generation of professionals. Here is our Guide of Black History Month 2019 in Philly! The is open Wednesday through Sunday. No No: A Dockumentary weaves a surprising… Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.
But, during this month program directors with the museum will bring even more exhibits — more of an interactive experience for those who visit. The point was to encourage conversations among teachers, parents, and students about issues of race in their schools and communities. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the… Fri, February 15, 2019 1:00 P. Coltrane lived at the house during the release of his first three albums and his mother remained in it even after his move to New York City. Photographic Memory: Archival Images by Maurice Sorrell An exhibition of images by Maurice Sorrell 1914-1998 , the first Black member of the White House Photographers Association.
Yelp and Google consistently give it high ranks and Zagat says its one of the best places in Philly for a mint julep. Offit for his leadership and contributions to public health. Bonus: The competition takes place during Community Night, a monthly event where admission to the museum is free after 5 p. Click the button below for more about where you can view. African American History Month National Constitution Center 525 Arch St Philadelphia, Pa.