African American History Day

Learn more about Detroit’s African American History on Saturday, February 24 at our family friendly event. Admission is free!

• 10 am: Join Madelyn Porter as she invites everyone to participate in “The Great Migration,” the Society’s newest StoryLiving educational program.
• 12 pm: Storyteller Ivory Williams returns at noon.
• 1 pm: Learn about Detroit’s Underground Railroad history in the presentation “The African American Mysteries, Manumission Papers” by Sharon Elizabeth Sexton (pictured).

Throughout the day, enjoy drop-in tours by Jamon Jordan, as he highlights the African American perspective in our exhibits. Talk with representatives from area historical organizations and learn how to get involved.

* Donate an artifact! *
The Detroit Historical Society is in the process of enhancing our artifact collection. As the cornerstone from which we build our public programs and exhibitions, we need your help to assure future museum projects are inclusive and representative of our community and help us fulfill our mission to “tell Detroit’s stories and why they matter.” We are asking Detroiters to bring objects and photographs from their lives to donate to the Detroit Historical Society’s collection.

Members of the Society’s exhibitions and collections department will be available to meet with individuals about objects during African American History Day.

Visit https://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/events-calendar/events-listing/african-american-history-day-2 to learn more.



Feb 24 2018


Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave

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