Celebrating Black History Month In + Around Detroit


There’s no doubt Detroit has a rich Black history and culture. With so many virtual events and special in-person activities happening, Black History Month is an amazing opportunity to continue educating ourselves about the importance of Black history in our city and our country.

If you prefer to stay in, it’s never been easier to learn from the comfort of your own couch. Want to get some hands-on experiences or get out of the house? There are a few options available for you as well. No matter how you soak it in, please be sure to take some time this month to help your children learn about Black history.

Click each link below to learn more. You’ll find everything from fun family activities to movie showings, cultural food options, and more!

Ann Arbor District Library | Virtual and AADL.TV events.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History | Virtual programming celebrating the theme of Black Resistance.

Charles H. Wright Museum | In-person events and activities.

City of Detroit | A variety of in-person events are taking place, including community events and businesses to support.

City of Southfield Parks and Recreation Department | In-person events.

Detroit Historical Society | “On the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating Black History Month”; with registration, admission is free.

DIA | Free virtual and in-person events and activities for all ages.

Detroit Public Library | A literary contest, oral history collection, and book recommendations, and ideas for inspiring our kids.

Pontiac Public Library | In-person celebration taking place Saturday, February 18th featuring authors, vendors, performers, and presenters; registration not required.

Southfield Public Library | “Black History Mysteries” every week for families to solve together.

The Henry Ford Museum | In-person special event taking place all month long; free with museum admission.

Taste the Diaspora | Diaspora-themed shoebox lunch pickup each week to celebrate and support the Black restaurant community; there are many ways to support the work they are doing.

Do you know of any other great Black History Month events? Share with us so we can add them to our list! While you’re out and about, consider supporting one of these Black-owned restaurants.


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