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March 2020

The MAAFA: The Holocaust of Slavery & the Fight for Freedom

March 22 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Join president of the Detroit chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History & Historian and Tour Leader Jamon Jordan for a monthly African & African American Tour Series at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.We will be learning about the MAAFA - the African Holocaust of Slavery, as well as the Fight for Freedom, including slave revolts, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in Detroit. This history tour goes right…

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Historic Black Women of Detroit

March 26 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

Learn about Unsung Black Women Legends of Detroit! From the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights Movement!From the Labor Movement to the Black Power Movement! From Politics to Entertainment!From starting churches to building businesses, Black women have been at the forefront of making history! Learn about their role in Detroit's history by joining this tour with historian and Tour Leader Jamon Jordan. The Tour takes place completely inside of the Detroit Historical Museum. We Meet in the lobby of the…

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Great African Women Tour at the DIA

March 27 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

The foundation of African culture and civilization is based on the power of women. The whole world of African art, culture, thought and history is balanced on African women.  Join Black Scroll Network History & Tours historian and Tour Leader Jamon Jordan as he leads this tour of African art at the Detroit Institute of Arts and focuses on the central role of African women in African culture and civilization.  If you do not understand the significance of African women, then you…

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Black Paradise: How Jim Crow and the Great Migration Led to Black Bottom & Paradise Valley

March 31 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Segregation, sharecropping, lynchings, and the intense racism of the Jim Crow South, led to the Great Migration. Detroit would be a major destination for African Americans leaving the south. Join ASALH Detroit president and historian Jamon Jordan on this tour that highlights an era in which African Americans created and became a part of the historic communities of Black Bottom and Paradise Valley, where they founded churches, schools, civic institutions, as well as 350 Black-owned businesses. And learn how it was…

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April 2020

The Royal African Tour at the Detroit Institute of Arts

April 3 at 6:00 pm - May 29 at 8:30 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

PLEASE READ ALL INFO BEFORE YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKET:  Africa is the origin of humanity and civilization. But it is ALSO where kings and queens BEGAN. Their art and artifacts are important in understanding African rulership and how it both influenced and is different from other cultures' ideas of rulership.Please join Black Scroll Network History & Tours' historian and educator,Jamon Jordan, on a tour of the Royal and Dynastic artifacts in the ancient Egyptian and African exhibits at the Detroit Institute of…

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Fights 4 Freedom: Four Civil Rights Cases in Detroit Tour

April 4 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

THIS TOUR IS discounted for members!  Join us on April 4, the date of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as we take a tour at the Detroit Historical Museum focusing on 4 little-known civil rights cases in Detroit.  This tour will cover the history of racial segregation and inequality as well as the fight for civil rights in Detroit.  This tour highlights 4 court cases involving civil rights and segregation regarding school segregation, housing discrimination, police brutality. We will also…

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Up South: The Fight For Civil Rights & Black Power in Detroit

April 4 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

In Remembrance of the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this Tour on the history of Civil Rights is FREE for Museum Members!From the Underground Railroad to the Fight against school segregation.                                                              From Housing Discrimination to Police Brutality African Americans in Detroit and throughout America have fought against economic…

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Detroit 2020: People, Power, & Politics

April 9 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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Join us this campaign season for the Winter 2020 edition of our community classroom, Detroiters Speak. The series will explore historical and current intersections in Detroit across electoral politics, governance, and movement-building. Questions to explore, include: What is "democracy"? How do we understand and build community power? Do we trust our government? How should we analyze and hold accountable our governmental institutions? What roles can electoral politics play in struggles for civil and human rights? And much, much more. As…

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May 2020

Belle Isle Park New Volunteer Orientation

May 9 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Belle Isle Nature Center, 176 Lakeside Drive
Detroit, MI 48207 United States

Please join us on Saturday, May 9th at 10:30 am at the Belle Isle Nature Center to learn about Belle Isle Park and its current volunteer opportunities. This orientation will give you an overview of the DNR, the Belle Isle Conservancy (BIC) and their partnership together in creating volunteer programming on Belle Isle, as well as the various volunteer opportunities that are available to you. At orientation, you will meet park staff and current volunteers, have an opportunity to ask…

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June 2020

Engaging With and In Community Beyond COVID-19

June 17 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Find new ways to stay connected and engaged with the communities you serve during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond! The COVID-19 crisis has created unique challenges for community-focused organizations, businesses and groups. While we all practice social distancing, many organizations are working tirelessly to develop new ways to engage with their communities while also staying connected with the people they serve.Join us as we explore innovative strategies you and your team can utilize to engage with and in your community…

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