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Celebrate Black History Month in Detroit

Celebrate Black History Month in Detroit

Live and Virtual Destinations and Events

 

Charles Wright Museum

And Still We Rise: From the tragedy of the Middle Passage to the heroism of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond, And Still We Rise offers a comprehensive look at the history of African American resilience.

Exhibits of Note:

Tuskegee Airman: The Tuskegee Airmen National Museum is housed in the Coleman A. Young Gallery, which is named after Detroit’s first Black mayor who was a second lieutenant, bombardier, and navigator in the Tuskegee Airmen. Honoring the legacy and achievements of the nation’s first All-Black air fighter squadron.

New exhibition King Tutankhamun: “Wonderful Things” from Pharaoh’s Tomb until August 22, 2022. The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of the boy Pharaoh (King), Tutankhamun.

www.thewright.org

 

Detroit Institute of Arts

Exhibits of note:

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections

And check out the education resources by grade before you visit  https://www.dia.org/education

www.dia.org

 

The Henry Ford

Exhibits of note:

Rosa Parks’ Bus https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/activity-rosa-parks-bus

Lincoln Chair from the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865.

www.thehenryford.org/

 

Gateway to Freedom Sculpture in Detroit

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