Camden County Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month and there are many ways to honor and celebrate throughout the county.  The Camden County Board of Commissioners is co-hosting several events from the library to the college and more, there is plenty to check out this month!

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Camden County Library System
The Camden County Library System has an entire month of programming scheduled  throughout February

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“The Rise of the Black Entrepreneur”
February 1st through 28th

This year Rutgers–Camden, in coordination with the School of Business, will celebrate Black History Month with a month-long storytelling project titled “The Rise of the Black Entrepreneur.” Delving into the excellence of Black business owners past and present, these stories will draw upon the expertise, experiences, and achievements of Rutgers–Camden faculty and alumni from the School of Business, bringing in the voices of professors from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for an interdisciplinary approach.


Negro Baseball League Exhibit
February 1st through May 20th 
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 P.M.
William G. Rohrer Center
1889 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

The A League Apart exhibition showcases the importance of breaking barriers through the stories of the Philadelphia Negro Leagues and their ongoing legacy. Using photos, artifacts and stories from the past, A League Apart focuses on the players who stepped up to the plate to change the biases and traditions of baseball.


Black History Cookie Decorating Class
February 3rd
Cherry Hill Mall
2000 New Jersey 38 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

In this 1 hour class, Glassy Brown Cookies and the team will teach attendees how to decorate 3 holiday-themed cookies with royal icing. No decorating experience is necessary! Boxes will be provided for students to safely transport their treats home to enjoy.

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The Influence of Black Media in American Culture: Susan L. Taylor
February 5th, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Rutgers Camden Center - Multipurpose Room
326 Penn Street, Camden NJ 08102

Rutgers University-Camden celebrates Black History Month by honoring stories of the past that influence the success of the future. This year we invite our campus community and partners to join us in a series of events dedicated to educating, celebrating and building community. Learn of the unsung stories that led a generation of people and build that foundation of community resilience.

Register for this keynote kickoff and reception for the Ida B. Wells lecture event featuring Susan L. Taylor, Founder & CEO, National Cares Mentoring Movement & Editor-n-Chief Emeritus, Essence Magazine.


Meet Bessie Coleman
February 7th, 5:30 PM
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Chapel - Camden
1865 Harrison Ave, Camden

Join us for a celebration of Black History as we have a wonderful performance and meeting with “Bessie Coleman” portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century of the American Historical Theatre sponsored by Rotary Club of Camden, New Jersey! This one-person show will dive into the life and legacy of Pilot Coleman and her impact on the world today


Sankofa of the Arts: The Black Influence
February 10th, 12 PM - 3 PM
Rutgers Camden Center - Multipurpose Room
326 Penn Street, Camden NJ 08102

Reflecting on the African Diaspora through Panel Discussion, Visual and Performing Arts

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Borough of Lawnside Black History Celebration
February 10th, 1 PM– 4 PM
Wayne Bryant Community Center
323 E Charleston Ave, Lawnside, NJ

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Aletha R Wright Dedication Event
February 17th, 11 AM
Social Services Building
101 Woodcrest Rd Suite 161, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 

 Join us to celebrate the life of Aletha R. Wright as we dedicate this new area that pays tribute to her lasting legacy to Camden County. Lunch and refreshments will be served.


Lunch & Learn
February 20th, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Camden County College - Blackwood Campus
200 College Dr, Blackwood, NJ 08012

Keith Henley portraying Matthew Henson, an African American explorer, who is acknowledged as the first man to each the North Pole 

Black History Month Family FUN Skate Night
February  22nd, 6 PM – 9 PM
Millennium Skate World
1900 Carman St, Camden, NJ

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“A Celebration of Black History: Mind, Body, & Soul”
February 23rd, 5 PM - 8 PM
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Chapel - Camden
1865 Harrison Ave, Camden

Join us as we journey through Black History with artifacts, historical displays, and artistic performances. See the exhibit "African American Athletes who made it to the Wheaties Box" presented by the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. Prepare to be inspired, educated and entertained! Community resources, health screenings, flu and COVID vaccinations will be available. Be prepared to enter the Family Game Zone!! The Celebration starts at 5pm in Town Plaza!

Join us in the Chapel at 6:30pm for a special program!



Ambitious: Fit Black Women Making History
February  24th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
House Party Fitness + Studio
 17 Clementon Rd #1200, Berlin, NJ

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Trailblazers Trolley Tour
February 25th, 10 AM - 2 PM
Ida's Bookshop
734 Haddon Avenue Collingswood, NJ 08108

Join the Haddon Township Equity Initiative (HTEI) & Ida's Bookshop on a journey down Haddon Avenue as we explore the rich history of our community. Discover the significance of Black history in the local South Jersey region and embrace a day of learning, unity and celebration.

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No Mystery in Black History - Karen “Queen nur” Abdul-Malik
February 28th, 10 AM - 11 AM
Rutgers- Camden Center for the Arts
Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building
314 Linden Street Camden, NJ, 08102

This interactive program is filled with story, rhythm, history, and song. Featuring a call and response song followed by “An African Drum Story,” Queen Nur introduces various drums from West Africa and describes their communal importance. Engagement continues with Black History in the U.S. through freedom stories, civil rights chants, poetry, music and empowerment tales. Featured are: Henry Box Brown, Stage Coach Mary, MLK, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, John Lewis, Fannie Lou Hamer, Jackie Robinson and Mamie Peanut Johnson.

This event is free to Camden schools

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