Black Historic Sites Bus Tour

May 25 2019 | 10:30am to 3:30pm

Since 1971, the Black Historic Sites Committee, an affinity group of the Detroit Historical Society, has been committed to discovering, documenting and marking the numerous sites significant to the history of Detroit’s African American community.

The Black Historic Sites Bus Tour with Jamon Jordan returns on Saturday, May 25 with 3 new sites! From Comerica Park to Hamtramck Stadium and the stadium’s Michigan Historical Marker, these stops begin to unveil the history of Negro League baseball in metro Detroit. The National Negro League was formed during a time when African Americans were barred from playing on Major League teams. Baseball historian Gary Gillette is the tour guide on the this first half of the tour, he will be joined by the daughter of Turkey Stearnes who played for Negro Leagues’ Detroit Stars, he was considered one the best baseball players of all time!

The bus will leave from the Detroit Historical Museum at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Lunch is included in the ticket price. Advance ticket purchase is recommended for this special event, but tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour if available. For questions or to order tickets by phone, contact Public Programs Coordinator Charnae Sanders at 313.833.0277.

Ticket Prices
Description
Price
Members
$35
Guests
$40