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Celebrate Black History at The Henry Ford

Wednesday, February 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Date:
Wednesday, February 13
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free with Price of Admission
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What is the future you want to create? At Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Black History Month is a time to celebrate, examine and witness the past as a community, reflecting on the impact our actions have today and for the future. Freedom marches, brave risks, painful endurance and brilliant ideas are all inspiration for the next generation.

Featured Activities:

Ain’t I a Woman: Meet Sojourner Truth
Meet the woman who demanded both equal rights for all women and for all blacks at a time when both were little more than a dream.

Curator Conversation: Freedman’s Bureau
Join curator Debra Reid, Ph.D, to learn about the U.S. government agency designed to serve four million newly freed people as documented in the collections of The Henry Ford.

Elijah: The Real McCoy
Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. His most important inventions were the automatic lubricating cup in 1872 that revolutionized the industrial machine industry and the graphite lubricator in 1915.

Freedmen’s Bureau: Exercising Citizenship (Pop-up Exhibit)
The Freedmen’s Bureau began in March 1865 as a U.S. government agency designed to serve four million newly freed people in need of food and lodging. It supported new citizens eager to attain an education, enter into contracts to protect their economic interests and vote. Congress did not reauthorize the bureau in 1872, and services ended in June of that year.

Minds on Freedom
Explore and experience the civil rights movement through empowering songs, speeches, and images in this 30-minute musical and dramatic presentation.

Musical Performances:

North Star Gospel Choir
Don’t miss this powerful performance that speaks of hope and determination in the pre-emancipation South.

Robert Jones
Enjoy the musical artistry of the award-winning host of WDET’s “Blues from the Lowlands.”

The Hamilton Family
Be inspired by moving songs of unity, equality and peace performed by this talented family.

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HENRY FORD MUSEUM
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124 United States
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313.982.6001
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