At the African American Museum in Philadelphia, a celebration during Black History Month

African American Museum of Philadelphia
Visitors at the African American Museum of Philadelphia are shown with a portion of the core exhibit, "Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 Ð 1876," on Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Philadelphia.

This February in Philadelphia, the African American Museum (701 Arch St.) will serve as the premiere venue for celebrating the rich history and culture of African Americans. 

During Black History Month, the museum’s calendar will be filled with wonderful programming that highlights significant achievements and aspiration throughtout time. Beginning Saturday, Feb. 1, from 2-4 p.m., the AAMP will showcase a screening of The Contradictions of Fair Hope, an award-winning documentary, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, that explores temporal and religious tensions through the lens of an Alabama African American benevolent society and its signature event, the Foot Wash Festival.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1-2 p.m., you’re invited to “Step into South Africa” – a workshop that will offer an introduction to the languages, music, religions, rites of passage and everyday life of South Africans.

Join the Tiberino family on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1-2 p.m., as they lead you through the latest exhibit, The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle. This is an opportunity to experience the exhibit in a rare, intimate way. The family will share the stories behind each work of art.

The African American Museum has much more in store for the month of February. For a full list of calendar events, please visit: Select events are FREE with museum admission price.