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CREDIT: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

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Where To Celebrate Black History Month In Philadelphia In 2016

Our top picks for this city-wide celebration of African-American culture

Since Philadelphia’s earliest days, African-American culture has played an influential role in shaping the city’s unique color and personality. This February, Philadelphia celebrates this rich history and heritage with a host of special events and exhibitions.

From film screenings to music festivities to art and history tours, Philadelphia has plenty to offer in celebration of Black History Month.

Find our 2016 highlights below.

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Black History Month at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Catch one of the many unique events celebrating Black History Month

From movie screenings to blues nights to Black History trivia competitions, the Free Library of Philadelphia is set to host numerous fun and unique events at its various branches throughout February. To reap some real food for thought, catch the potato chip tasting session at the Eastwick location, highlighting African-American potato chip inventor George Crum.
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Black History Month at the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent

The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent will honor Black History Month through discussions surrounding the history of abolitionism and opposition to slavery viewed through the lens of Philadelphia. More details and dates are on their way.
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