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Celebrate History Month

This section highlights the local opportunities to learn, experience, and celebrate the impact black Americans have had on our culture.  This year, history month across the country is recognizing the impact African Americans have made on the arts.  Come back frequently to learn about opportunities to learn, experience, and celebrate the contributions made to visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression.

Culled from visitphilly.com, Delaware County Council and other sources, we hope this collection of local historical sites, organizations, museums and more offer you opportunities to explore the impact black Americans have had on our local communities and the world. 

African Americans and the Arts

From the Barnes Foundation, to the countless murals across the city, to smaller exhibits featuring the impact of African American artists, check out the collection of museums and exhibits featuring black artists across the region at the Visit Philadelphia feature. 

Open a Book and Open a World

Enjoy a book from on of our Penn-Delco libraries that is written by or about an African American who has made an impact on the world. 

From the County

Delaware County Library System

  • Delaware County Council has partnered with Delaware County Libraries to share some of their favorite books featuring historical figures and events in Black History.  Throughout February, Delaware County Libraries will be featuring book recommendations from Delaware County Council members.  This week: Hear about Dr. Taylor’s recommendation of Shirley Chisholm is a Verb by Veronica Chambers.  Book recommendations will be shared here throughout the month at www.delcolibraries.org/Black-History-Month.

Stroll Through Rose Tree Park and Learn About the Life of Dr. King

  • Delaware County invites families and children from across the county to celebrate Black History Month in Rose Tree Park. The Department of Parks and Recreation and Delaware County Libraries are featuring a book celebrating Black History as part of its StoryWalk® experience. The year’s exhibit features Martin's Big Word: The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport. Located in the upper field behind the amphitheater stage at Rose Tree Park, StoryWalk® is a children's book exhibit that is spread out page by page across 18 reading stations along an approximately .25 mile trail in Rose Tree Park, located at 1671 N. Providence Rd., in Media, PA.  The exhibits are free and open during park hours.