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Black History Month Events in Philadelphia in 2023


National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St.

“Beyond Wakanda: Imagining the Future with Black Comic Creators” 
Feb. 26, 12-5p.m. Tickets are free with $8 museum admission for students. Advanced registration encouraged.
The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, a non-profit literacy and arts organization founded in Philadelphia, will be teaming up with the National Liberty Museum to present workshops, discussions and showcases exploring Black superheroes created by Marvel, DC and independent artists. 

The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.

“Celebration of African Americans in Science”
Feb. 11 from 2-p.m. to 4 p.m. General admission $25.
The Franklin Institute, along with local organizations, is hosting an event celebrating the accomplishments of Black scientists and those in STEM fields. 

Harriett’s Bookshop, 258 E Girard Ave.

Sisterhood Sit-In Trolley Tours: Rebel Rides
Saturdays only, Feb. 4 – March 2, 12:30 p.m. and 
2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 per person.
These two-hour trolley tours are intended to support and uplift Black women-owned businesses and include 15-20 minute stops at several businesses.

Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.

“Who Hears Here: On Black Music, Pasts, & Present”
Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., professor emeritus of music at the University of Pennsylvania, will present his book, a collection of essays, that explores the history of Black musical expression. A book signing will follow.

“Moonrise Over New Jessup”
Feb. 22 @ 7:30pm.
Jamila Minnicks will present her debut novel “Moonrise Over New Jessup,” which tells the story of a young couple in the 1950s in an all-Black Alabama town. A book signing will follow.

African American Museum in Philadelphia, ​701 Arch St.

Vision & Spirit: African American Art | Works from the Bank of America Collection
Feb. 3 – 19. Admission $7.
This exhibit features over 100 paintings, prints, drawings and photographs along with other mixed-media works from 48 artists.

Black History Month 2023: An Evening Conversation with Bernice A. King, J.D.
Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. Mother Bethel AME Church, 416 South Sixth St. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased from AAMP. Bernice King, J.D., will present a talk titled “The Beloved Community,” which discusses her father’s legacy as well as her own work as CEO of the King Center. 

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