Celebrate Black History Month Around the Main Line

Honor the struggles and successes of black Americans with these Black History Month celebrations throughout February and beyond.

Black History Month is upon us! These celebrations around Philadelphia’s western suburbs honor the struggles and successes of black Americans throughout our nation’s history. Lend your voice and support to the movement this February.

Jeanes Library Black History Month Celebration

4051 Joshua Rd., Lafayette Hill
February 10

Jeanes Library’s youth advisory board packs a day full of celebration on February 10. Join in for food and fun while teen and kids alike can learn about black history and create a display to educate the community.

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YMCA Black History Book Fair

West Chester, Berwyn, Kennett Square, Coatesville and more
February 10

YMCAs all across the Main Line area will host a community book fair this Saturday. Focusing of black children’s book authors, this local event is a fun to-do for children and families.

Montgomery County’s African Americans and the Arts

1430 DeKalb St., Norristown and virtual
February 14-28

Montgomery County celebrates 2024’s Black History Month with the national theme of African Americans and the Arts. Virtual events from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be held February 14 and 21 with focuses on “The Influence of Black Music & Dance” and “African Americans Hair Art & Fashion” respectively. February will cap the festivities with an in-person event that celebrates black contributions to the arts with music, literature, visual art and delicious food served after the program.

Black History Month Celebration: Focus on Black Inventors

1725 Delmar Dr., Folcroft
February 21


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Folcroft Public Library invites kids to stop by Wednesday evening on February 21 for a sit-down read-aloud to learn about black inventors. Afterward, the library will direct all participants in creating a black history-themed craft.

Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape

114 W Wayne Ave., Wayne
February 28

Temple University professor Amy Jane Cohen presents her latest book, Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Continuing Legacy. Beginning at 7 p.m., attendees can listen to Cohen read aloud sections from her book and also get a chance to ask questions of the author or have a copy signed.

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