black history month

Celebrating Black History Month

In a city of more than 1,500 public statues, the Octavius V. Catto Memorial to a 19th-century civil rights crusader is Center City’s first statue of a specific African-American. Catto led efforts to desegregate the city’s…

Venues in Philly & the 'Burbs

African American Museum in Philadelphia The museum showcases heritage and culture through events and exhibits. Permanent exhibit Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1716- 1817 displays an interactive, 100-year timeline with full-size video projections that tell the stories of prominent…