The 400 Leadership Council,
ICARE Academy and KIPP Dubois Presents
The 7th Annual WEB Dubois Day
In conjunction with The 400 legacy project, in 2014 I.C.A.R.E. Academy created the annual W.E.B. DuBois Day event. It has been hosted at the African American Museum in Philadelphia each year to honor Dubois’s contribution to Humanity and his untiring commitment to promoting Education and preserving history. To preserve his legacy we created this day to educate the community on his theories and his philosophies of social change.
On Thursday, January 30, 2020, The 400 Leadership Teams were successful in getting the official resolution passed through the City Council of Philadelphia officially deeming the last Monday of African American History Month as W.E.B. Dubois Day in Philadelphia. For his contribution to Philadelphia, untiring commitment to education, and help to preserve history.
Senator Vincent Hughes, Senator Sharif Street, Mayor Jim Kenney, Dr. Charles Blockson, and Councilman Curtis Jones are all amongst a total of 55 prominent individuals who are all previous recipients of the W.E.B. DuBois Award for the outstanding work they do in our communities.
With the changing environment, we recognize that education is the key to long-term success and a healthy, thriving community. Through the arts, culture, and education, we reach the younger and older generations to inspire them to achieve higher standards. We educate and inspire others to make a positive impact on society. By educating and involving our youth, our communities can thrive for decades to come. This event is our way to reach the younger generation and encourage them to break the barriers used to prevent them from achieving greatness. “We’re setting the new Precedent”
W.E.B. Dubois Day Resolution Presentation
Katherine Gilmore Richardson