Monday, February 19, 2018

Celebrate Black History Month in Detroit

Black History Month was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It was adopted as a national month-long celebration in 1976 and is celebrated throughout the country in many different ways throughout the month of February. Here in Detroit, many of the galleries and museums are celebrating by hosting Black History Month events.  But, the month is almost over! So if you haven't had a chance to celebrate this holiday, here are few fun ways that you can honor the history of the black experience. 

African American History Day
Feb. 24th 10 am - 4 pm 
Cost: Free for all

Oh Ananse! by the Detroit Puppet Theater
Feb. 25th 2 pm
Cost: $15/adults, $10/kids

African History Month
Feb. 22nd - 25th 1 pm - 3pm Thursday - Sunday
Cost: $14/adults, $11/ages 2-12, free/under age 2

Detroit Institute of Arts
Black History Month
All month Long
Open: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (closed Mondays)
Cost: Free/Macomb, Oakland and Wayne county residents; others: $14/adults, $9/seniors, $8/college students with ID, $6/ages 6-17, free/kids 5 and under

Henry Ford Museum
Celebrate Black History Event
Feb. 21st - 25th  9:30 am - 5 pm daily
Cost: Free admission with museum ticket: $23/ages 12-61, $17.25/ages 3-11, $21/ages 62-plus, free/kids 2 and under; $6/parking


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