On the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating Black History Month

February 26 2022 | 10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for an in-person, all ages celebration honoring the legacy of entrepreneurship in the Black community.

On the Shoulders of Giants will highlight some of the businesses and history makers that continue to make Detroit great. Shop our curated marketplace of locally owned businesses, take guided mini-tours of our permanent exhibitions Doorway to Freedom and Detroit 67: Perspectives and join in a drop-in Paradise Valley-themed kids craft during this all-day event.

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1-2:30: Panel discussion with Detroit entrepreneurs Nefertiti Harris, owner of Textures by Nefertiti, EttaFlyy Espy, founder of the brand Naturally Flyy Detroit and Yelitsa Jean-Charles creator of the Healthy Roots Doll. Hear the perspectives of veteran small business owners and explore the contemporary landscape for founders of color navigating business in Detroit and beyond through the unique lens of the African American hair journey.  

Marketplace vendors:

  • Candy Impressions
  • Charles Collectibles and Book
  • Creative Hina
  • Earth Tropics
  • Just Jameen Products & Silent Art
  • Leep for Joy Books
  • Salika's Jewels
  • Scarlet Crane
  • Wanja's African Boutique
  • Yaya's Urban Angels LLC

Admission is free with registration!

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