February is Black History Month. Teach your littles about the accomplishments and contributions of black Americans at these museums and special events.
We Admire the works of African and African American artists at the DIA, participate in family-friendly games and activities in the General Motors Center and watch artists perform live! Admission to the DIA is FREE to residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
- Ivory Williams: Stories… Stories… Stories: Just What Are Stories?: February 2 & 3 @ 2pm – 3pm
- Artist Demonstration: Hearts of Donald Calloway: February 16 & 17 @ 12pm – pm
- The Gratitute Steel Band : February 23 & 24 @ 2pm – 4pm
Explore the journey of black Americans from the Motherland in Africa to the American colonies and the streets of Detroit.
- Free Admission: February 2 & 3, 16 & 17, and 23-25
Barry Gordy and the Motown Record label broke barriers and paved the way for international icons like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to reach the pinnacle of music success. See where it all started on W. Grand Boulevard at Hitsville U.S.A.
We ♥ FREE! Take a walk through old Detroit and the Underground Railroad to experience the journey of former slaves searching for freedom and see what they accomplished in areas of industry, sports and the arts after they arrived. Admission to the Historical Museum is free to the public.
- African American History Day: Saturday, February 23
Bring older kids to the Detroit Historical Society’s Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle to watch Proudly We Served about black sailors in WW2. Admission is free and the film begins at 2pm on February 9th and 10th.
Celebrate Black History Month with a series of weekly activities and musical performances at The Henry Ford Museum. From sitting on the bus of Rosa Parks to the inventions of Elijah ‘The Real’ McCoy, history will come to life for your littles at The Henry Ford.
- Minds on Freedom – Musical and Dramatic Presentation: February 1-3, 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22
- Meet Sojourner Truth: February 9 & 10
- Elijah: The Real McCoy: February 16 & 17
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Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..