Throughout the month of February, Detroit organizations, museums, and businesses are celebrating Black History Month both virtually and in-person. Despite the extremely cold weather that we’re experiencing, there are plenty of events that are accessible by MoGo!
For the entire month of February, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will have a mix of ongoing, weekly, and special events, including a Virtual Storytelling series every Wednesday, an Excellence in Black Cinema series occuring on Thursdays, The Blackness Project: Identity and the African American Community, and plenty more. For details on all of these events and more, click here (closest station: John R and Farnsworth).
The DIA will also have a series of events throughout February, telling stories and sharing the history of African American culture. A couple of events of note include My Blackness & Yours: Celebrating Black Photographers, occurring on February 13, and Hughie Lee-Smith: A Detroit Story on February 16. The DIA will also be hosting a number of streaming events. Click here for the DIA’s Black History Month calendar of events (closest station: John R and Farnsworth).
If you’re interested in any other in-person or online events, check out Metro Parent’s guide to Black History Month events across Metro Detroit, or Visit Detroit’s 7 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Detroit. For the February 25th event at the Detroit Historical Museum, the closest station is Woodward and Kirby.
In addition to all of these events, the City of Detroit is launching a new initiative called Undefeated, which “…aims to give creatives a platform by highlighting arts and culture in the city with monthly digital showcases.” Read all about Undefeated and its upcoming programs here!