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January 29, 2019

Mural Arts Philadelphia offering special Black History Month trolley tour

Arts & Culture Black History Month
Mural Arts Philadelphia Black History Month Tour Steve Weinik/Mural Arts Philadelphia

Murals Arts Philadelphia is offering a special tour for Black History Month. Pictured above is "The Legacy of Bishop Richard Allen and the A.M.E. Church" by Willis Humphrey in Philly.

To celebrate Black History Month, Mural Arts Philadelphia is offering a special trolley tour that highlights African American figures.

On the tour, attendees will see murals such as "A Celebration of Poetry," which shows the African American poet's journey; "Staircases and Mountaintops: Ascending Beyond the Dream," which depicts Martin Luther King, Jr; and "The Legacy of Bishop Richard Allen and the A.M.E. Church," which pays homage to the activist who founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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A tour guide will discuss each mural, the artists and the mural-making process. 

The tour will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. It will be about two hours long, and will take attendees through various neighborhoods.

Tickets are $32 (seniors, students and kids receive a discount).

Black History Month Mural Tour

Sunday, Feb. 10
12:30 p.m. | $28-$32 per person
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Hamilton Building)

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