VISIT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS!
DETROIT– Throughout the month of February, the Detroit Historical Museum is offering guests opportunities to explore and celebrate Detroit’s African American history. Recognize Black History Month at these upcoming events, which are free unless otherwise noted:
· Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11 at 3 p.m.: Winter Film Series: Detroit Civil Rights Trilogy. Clayton Rye’s award-winning film presents three personal stories that chronicle black history in Michigan as told in the words of the subjects. Admission is FREE.
· Friday, February 16 from 6–8 p.m.: Third Thursday Speaker Series: A New Look at Ralph Bunche. This month’s Third Thursday Speaker Series takes place on a Friday! John Green, who established the nonprofit Ralph J. Bunche Repository, Inc., will discuss why people should be familiar with this remarkable Detroiter, who was an accomplished academic, political scientist and diplomat and the first person of color to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Admission is FREE.
· Tuesday, February 20 from 6–8 p.m.: A Conversation on History Education with Brenda Tindal and Alycia Meriweather. Meet Brenda Tindal, new Detroit Historical Society Director of Education, and join a conversation moderated by Alycia Meriweather, Deputy Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District. Admission is FREE but RSVPs are required. Visit detroithistorical.org for more information.
· Thursday, February 22 from 6–9 p.m.: Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit. Presented by the Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee, this quarterly series features Dennis Coffey in February. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and available at detroithistorical.org.
· Friday, February 23: Detroit Design 2067 Application Deadline. Detroit-area high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for a weeklong immersion program at the Detroit Historical Museum focused around the history of July 1967 and key solutions that can move us forward. Visit detroit1967.org for more information.
· Saturday, February 24 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: African American History Day. Learn more about Detroit’s African American History with family activities, including historical presentations by Madelyn Porter and Sharon Elizabeth Sexton, storytelling by Ivory D. Williams and drop-in exhibit tours led by Jamon Jordan. Guests will also be able to donate artifacts related to African American life in Detroit. Find more details at detroithistorical.org. Admission is FREE.
The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum’s lot is $7 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling 313.833.7979. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” the Gallery of Innovation, Frontiers to Factories, America’s Motor City, and The Glancy Trains. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.1805 or check out our website at detroithistorical.org.
Also this month
Black Celebrity Birthdays: February
1. Langston Hughes (February 1)1 of 20
2. Dennis Edwards (February 1)2 of 20
3. Rosa Parks (February 4)3 of 20
4. Hank Aaron (February 5)4 of 20
5. Chris Rock (February 7)5 of 20
6. Gary Coleman (February 8)6 of 20
7. Arsenio Hall (February 12)7 of 20
8. Michael Jordan (February 17)8 of 20
9. Smokey Robinson (February 19)9 of 20
10. Sidney Poitier (February 20)10 of 20
11. Rihanna (February 20)11 of 20
12. Rashida Jones (February 25)12 of 20
13. Toni Morrison (February 18)13 of 20
14. Nina Simone (February 21)14 of 20
15. Julius Erving (February 22)15 of 20
16. W.E.B. DuBois (February 23)16 of 20
17. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (February 24)17 of 20
18. Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino (February 26)18 of 20
19. Erykah Badu (Feburary 26)19 of 20
20. Ja Rule (February 29)20 of 20
Visit the Detroit Historical Museum for Black History Month Events! was originally published on Praise1027Detroit.com