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Celebrate Black History Month In and Around Bucks County

Although Black History Month occurs during the shortest month of the year, there is no shortage of events in and around Bucks County to educate and inspire your family.

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, contributions, culture, and history of African Americans.

Nowadays, this month long celebration is significant in many ways. First and foremost, it aims to recognize the important role that African Americans have played in shaping American society. It acknowledges African Americans’ struggles and sacrifices, but also celebrates their accomplishments, resilience, and cultural heritage.

Secondly, it provides an opportunity to educate, promote awareness, and challenge racial biases. Additionally, it helps create a sense of pride, empowerment, and unity within the African American community. And finally, it fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of their history among people from all backgrounds.

Although Black History Month occurs during the shortest month of the year, there is no shortage of events in and around Bucks County to educate and inspire your family. Want to find ways to participate in Black History Month? Scroll down to find events, presentations, and community activities throughout the month of February, to enrich your family’s understanding of Black culture and history.

Find more events in Philly Family’s roundup of ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia

More Ways to Celebrate at Home

  • Check out the featured Stories on Story Corps. This non-profit media organization helps real people tell their story audio stories, podcast episodes, and animated shorts. 
  • Visit National Geographic Kids and read the story of Black History Month, which also highlights important Black heroes of the past and present. 
  • Sit down together as a family and watch videos that tell the stories of Black Americans who made important contributions to racial justice. The website We Were Teachers has compiled 55 Black History Videos Everyone Should Watch, categorized for elementary and middle and high school students.

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrates and commemorates Black History Month by exploring the theme of “African Americans and the Arts.” Offering inclusive programming for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, the exhibit aims to bring together diverse audiences in greater appreciation of the Black Experience. […]

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrates and commemorates Black History Month by exploring the theme of “African Americans and the Arts.” Offering inclusive programming for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, the exhibit aims to bring together diverse audiences in greater appreciation of the Black Experience. […]

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrates and commemorates Black History Month by exploring the theme of “African Americans and the Arts.” Offering inclusive programming for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, the exhibit aims to bring together diverse audiences in greater appreciation of the Black Experience. […]

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia, A Black History Month Exhibit for Families

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibit at Smith Memorial Playground, a free, interactive Black History Month exhibit for families. It honors the contributions of local African American leaders across a wide range of fields, including fields whose impact has made […]

Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrates and commemorates Black History Month by exploring the theme of “African Americans and the Arts.” Offering inclusive programming for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, the exhibit aims to bring together diverse audiences in greater appreciation of the Black Experience. […]

Editor for Bucks County Parent. Email tips to christine@familyfocus.org.

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