Explore how our past can help us build a better tomorrow when the Detroit Historical Society presents African American History Day. The program is Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum. Admission is free and open to the public of all communities.
The image above depicts Ms. Viola Liuzzo, a Detroiter who volunteered to advance civil rights to all in 1965. “We’re going to change the world,” the 39-year old mother said, shortly before her murder by four members of the Ku Klux Klan. Click here to learn more about Ms. Liuzzo.
Details from DHS (emphasis from PL):
Celebrate Detroit’s African American History at our annual family friendly event. Find a variety of gifts as you browse our Vendor and Artist Market throughout the museum.
Vendors Include: Blackfokapparel, Paisley Paper Co., Dabs and Company, Earthtropics, Ya Ya’s Urban Angels, Just Jameen, Candy Impressions
- 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Arts and Scraps will host a make and take craft activity
- 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 12:30 – 1 p.m. Want a good workout while learning traditional West African Dance? Join us for dances from Mali, Senegal and Sierre Leone, to name a few. Makidah Shani has studied dance for 25+ years and currently teaches at Midtown Fitness Works in Detroit and Parks and Recreation in Southfield.
- 2 p.m. Drop in for a discussion about youth sports in the city, with organizations including Detroit City Lacrosse and Midnight Golf.
Admission is free!