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Detroit Historical Museum

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5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

January 2020

The Detroitist Book Talk and Signing

January 30 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Please join us to celebrate Detroit writer Marsha Music (aka Marsha Battle Philpot) and the launch of her long-awaited solo book, The Detroitist. Ms. Music will read from the book, discuss the origins of this volume of writings on Detroit, including her seminal essay, "The Kidnapped Children of Detroit" and her epic poem "Just Say Hi (The Gentrification Blues)." Books will be available for purchase in the museum store. Free with general admission. Registration is required.

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February 2020

Doorway to Freedom: The History of the Underground Railroad in Detroit

February 15 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

Did you know that Detroit was a center of the abolitionist movement and an important site of the Underground Railroad? Not only were African Americans leaders in this movement, the fight against slavery is what helped to create the African American community in Detroit! Please come and learn on an exciting tour about the people, the events, and the places that were a part of the fight for freedom in Detroit! The Tour Leader is Historian Jamon Jordan with Black…

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