On the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating Black History Month

February 25 2023 | 10:00am to 4:00pm

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

This year's On the Shoulders of Giants event will highlight The Hustle, our community-driven initiative to honor Black Detroit entrepreneurs. Join us for a day full of activities, including: 

1 p.m. Join Alison Vaughn, Founder and CEO of Jackets for Jobs and one of our Hustle honorees, for a conversation about helping Detroiters find employment during the pandemic and beyond. 

2 p.m. Watch a contemporary jazz performance by The Al Bettis Trio

All day: Shop our vendor marketplace, featuring many of our Hustle honorees and other distinguished Detroit businesses, with a space for children to get creative and design their own storefront. Take guided mini-tours of Detroit 67: Perspectives and visit The Hustle: Fixers & Helpers and Caregivers to learn more about Detroit business owners who are keeping their communities heathy and happy.

Admission is free with registration!

Register now


Marketplace Vendors

Addictive Brand

Adorned by Dee

Asia Rose Holistics

Authentic African Goods

Barks Fifth Avenue

BH Exclusive Collections

Charles Collectibles and Books

Clearly Female

Creative Hina


Expressions by N.J.

GODNII Eyewear

Hair Potion by the Potion Lady

Just Jameen

Leep4Joy Books

Love Travels Imports

Naim Import

Quetarshe Textiles Design Studio

Salikas’ Jewels

Soapstone Soaps

Statements Jewelry Boutique

Toni’s Collection

YaYa’s Urban Angels