African American History Family Day

February 25 2017 | 10:00am to February 26 2017 | 2:55pm

Celebrate African American History at our FREE family friendly event filled with educational and entertaining performances, historical organizations, fun activities and crafts. The event will run all day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. During the event:

10 a.m. Madelyn Porter will invite everyone to participate in a Story Living presentation about the Underground Railroad.
12 p.m. Renowned storyteller Ivory D. Williams (pictured) will entertain with unforgettable tales.
1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The youth of the Alnur African Drum and Dance group will celebrate with traditional dance, poetry, song and rhythm.

At the event (and throughout the month of February), visitors can also view the temporary exhibit Images of Black Detroit. This assortment of photographs from the private collections of Orlin Jones and Clyde Hopkins features rarely seen glimpses of early to mid-twentieth century black life in Detroit.