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Due to City of Philadelphia mandates, all students, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated. To register for in-person or hybrid classes, students need to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. Students who are not vaccinated or do not have an approved exemption are able to register for fully online courses. Please see our College COVID-19 Updates for more information and visit our Virtual Student Resource Center for support.

2022 Black History Month: The Message Has Always Been In Our Music

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month throughout February, which will center around the theme of The Message Has Always Been In Our Music. For further event details, review the schedule below or check out the BHM Pride Portal calendar.

Black History Month Virtual Reading Room
All month long | Via the Pride Portal

Curated by Community College of Philadelphia’s Library and featuring an array of authors and genres, enjoy a reading list in celebration of Black History Month.

Become a Global Ambassador - Study Abroad
All month long | Via the Pride Portal

Learn more about the Study Abroad Program and how you can become a Student Global Ambassador!  

Spring Garden Records Black History Month Artist Spotlight
All month long | Via the Pride Portal


Did you know CCP has its own record label? Check out a few of the artists highlighted for Black History Month.

Food for the Soul - Spotlight on Black Businesses in Philadelphia
All month long | Via Pride Portal

It's no secret that Philadelphia is a foodie's dream come true! With an array of cultures and cuisines, there's something special for everyone, especially when it comes to celebrating Black History. Check out our curated list of restaurants and Black-owned businesses that we think you should visit this month and beyond.

Black History Month Video Library
All month long | Via Pride Portal

As we honor Black History Month, trace back Black music history through this compilation of videos that span across an array of genres.

Celebrate Black History Month with Keynote Speaker, Professor James Small
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Join Us on Zoom

Professor Small will speak on the understanding that the musicology of the African diaspora is rooted in the way they communicate at every spectrum that recorded the past and guides the present into the future. The message, the divine guidance, is in the music.

African Diaspora Film Series Part 1 - Friday Night Films for Black History Month
Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Join Us on Zoom

Grab your favorite snack and join the College's Theater Department for the first of two films in the African Diaspora Film Series. When the film is over, stick around to speak with Theater Faculty for lively conversation and a super-charged Q&A session.

Celebrate Black History Part 1 - ‘Power in the Word: African Traditional to African American Spiritual Music’
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Join us on Zoom

In keeping with this year's theme, you are invited to join us for this two-part, creative arts multi-media experience hosted by Dr. Ardencie Hall-Karambe, English/Theater Faculty at the College.

Get Schooled! With Dr. Anyabwile (Aaron) Love, Black Studies Faculty
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 | 1 to 2 p.m. | Join us on Zoom

Centered around BLAS 250 - Black Music, take time to join in on one of the many dynamic classes taught by one of the many accomplished faculty in Black Studies Program.

Catto Legacy Awards
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Join Us on Zoom

Featuring special guests Mayor Jim Kenney and our president, Dr. Donald Guy Generals, we will mark Catto's birthday by celebrating the accomplishments of the nearly 500 students who are recipients of the scholarship named in his honor. During the event, you will hear directly from our Catto Scholars on how impactful the scholarship has been for them. There will be an awards presentation, giveaways and plenty of fun. We hope you can join us for this wonderful event as we celebrate the success of our scholars and pay tribute to the legacy of Octavius V. Catto on his birthday!

Fireside Chat with Dr. Generals
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 | 1 to 2 p.m. | Join us on Zoom

Encouraging diversity throughout the College community is more than a goal; it's a shared mindset and commitment. Please join Dr. Generals in the first Fireside Chat of the spring semester to engage in a conversation recognizing Black History Month.

Celebrate Black History Part 2 – ‘The Blue Note: From Bebop to Hip-Hop'
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Join us on Zoom

In keeping with this year's theme, you are invited to join us for the second of this two-part, creative arts multi-media experience hosted by Dr. Ardencie Hall-Karambe, English/Theater Faculty at the College.

African Diaspora Film Series Part 2 - Friday Night Films for Black History Month
Friday, Feb. 25, 2022| 7 to 9 p.m. | Join Us on Zoom

Grab your favorite snack and join the College's Theater Department for the second of two films in the African Diaspora Film Series. When the film is over, stick around to speak with Theater Faculty for lively conversation and a super-charged Q&A session.

Black Joy: A Black Woman's Imperative
Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 | 3 to 5 p.m. | Join us on Zoom

Join us for a conversation with Tracey Lewis-Giggets, Yolanda Wisher, and Trapeta Mayson centering around Lewis-Giggets' soon to be released work Black Joy: A Strategy for Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Black Studies Program, CCP Library, Creative Arts Pathway, Division of Student Development (Office of Student Engagement and Center for Student Leadership Development), Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society, Office of the President, Spring Garden Records, Study Abroad Program and the Theater Department