Detroit Experience Factory Shares Virtual Tours of City for Black History Month

Tours Showcase History of Racism, Black Joy and Inspiration and Black Art and Artists

Detroit Experience Factory

Celebrate and honor February virtually as Black History Month by recognizing and learning more about the culture and rich history of the city through Detroit Experience Factory. As the penultimate guide to Detroit, the company uses immersive storytelling to educate locals and visitors alike about Detroit’s people, places, and projects. They are offering multiple virtual experiences to choose from for viewers to indulge themselves and educated on Black History Month and the city of Detroit.

DXF tour guides offer an individualized perspective on each tour while covering a wide range of narratives. As the pandemic rolls on, the experiences can be accessed virtually, made possible by donations from fellow Detroiters and Bank of America.

Sharing in values of inclusion, engagement, passion, and collaboration DXF cares deeply about the narrative Detroit has to tell from the past to the present. Wanting to honor the multiple contributions made by the people of African American heritage to the city of Detroit and beyond, this is a virtual way for Detroiters to celebrate the month:

 

BLACK JOY AND INSPIRATION IN DETROIT

Date: February 6

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: Virtual – via Zoom

Tickets: Donation based – click here to get tickets

Through the many ups and downs of Detroit over its existence, the one thing that has stayed constant is the ability of Detroiters to find joy and beauty in their everyday experiences and to work together to have a positive impact on their neighborhoods.

On this virtual tour, Detroit Experience Factory shares some of the most joyful and inspirational stories from Detroit that give all a much-needed reason to smile and hope for a brighter future. Click here to learn more.

 

A SHORT HISTORY OF RACISM IN DETROIT

Date: February 9

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (EST)

Location: Register to receive Zoom link

Tickets: Donation based – click here to get tickets

Black Detroiters have been a part of Detroit’s greatest moments but have also had to bear the brunt of its worst. Too often those low-points stemmed from racist federal and local policies that disproportionately impacted the city’s Black residents. From segregation and redlining to police brutality and the destruction of Black and immigrant neighborhoods, systemic racism has been a part of the city’s story since its founding.

This virtual tour will provide an overview of some of the most devastating policies and events in Detroit’s last 100 years, help attendees understand how our region’s past is still impacting our region today, and provide suggestions on how allies can be part of the solution moving forward. Click here to learn more.

 

INNOVATION AND INSPIRATION: BLACK ART AND ARTISTS

Date: February 23

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: Register to receive Zoom link

Tickets: Donation based – click here to get tickets

Detroit has one of the highest concentrations of Black artists in the U.S. and their influence can be seen all over the city. From large outdoor installations like the Heidelberg Project and the sculpture garden at MBAD African Bead Museum to unique art campuses like the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit is overflowing with innovative and inspiring art and artists.

This virtual tour will showcase some of these amazing people and places and give participants a better appreciation of their work. Click here to learn more.

 

Recommendations from Detroit Experience Factory: Have headphones or external speakers handy in case computer audio is inadequate. Ensure that your computer has a stable internet connection and use a wired Ethernet connection if possible for the lowest chance of interruption. Change the video layout to active speaker view.

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