Northern Liberties Celebrates Black History Month with New Audio Tour and Debut of Window Stories

2nd and Poplar fish marketSubmitted Image, Credit: Temple U Special Collections

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Northern Liberties Business Improvement District has announced plans to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich history this February. Launching for Black History Month are two new activations, including a new Audio Walking Tour: Northern Liberties Black History and Window Stories, a series of vinyl window clings that tell the stories of Black residents who lived in Northern Liberties in the 1800’s.

“We have such a rich history in this neighborhood,” said Northern Liberties Business Improvement District (NLBID) executive director Kristine Kennedy. “Much of it has been forgotten by modern Philadelphians, but Black History Month is the perfect time to bring some of it back to life.”

The combined activities create a loop that pair together around the neighborhood that makes for a leisurely stroll through Philadelphia’s original suburb. The activations will be live and ready to enjoy Friday, February 10th. While visiting the neighborhood in February, support Black-owned businesses that include 1040 Creative, Trunc,  Art Lair Shave Parlor, Ends Hair Design & Day Spa, Maleek Jackson Fitness Boxing Gym, The 700, The Fitness Ethic, The Lancaster Barbershop and others. Additionally, Trunc will host Back Then: The History of Us – Negro Spirituals, Dance Food and More Every Saturday in February from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 929 N. 2nd Street, plus Trunc will host Seen or Unseen Opening Reception –  The art of Barbara Kigozi and Wanda Payne on February 11th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

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