African American History Day

February 6 2016 | 11:00am to 4:00pm

The Detroit Historical Museum is a great place to kick off Black History Month as we celebrate African American history and culture with this annual free event on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Longtime event favorites, the Peace Baptist Church Quilters will offer make and take crafts, readings, games and giveaways while All in One Art, LLC provides free Spin Art throughout the day. Find a variety of gifts or pamper yourself with items from our Artists Market throughout the museum, learn from many of the historical organizations in the area and bring the kids to enjoy presentations and activities all day long. 

Special performances will include:
• Caricature artist from noon – 3 p.m.
• Renowned storyteller Ivory D. Williams (pictured) at noon.
• Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presenters in costume portraying significant African Americans in Detroit’s history from 1 – 3 p.m.
• The youth of the Alnur African Drum and Dance group will celebrate with traditional dance, poetry, song and rhythm at 1 p.m.
• April Shipp will present the Living History of Savannah Magee, an enslaved African American, at 2:30 p.m.

Click here to download the full program of events!

Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the event.