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 than this year 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 this year 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 | In-person event with virtual follow-up.

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

City of Detroit | Live virtual events. Recordings available on Channel 22 at a later date.

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

Detroit Historical Society | In-person and virtual events.

Detroit Institute of Arts | Virtual events and activities.

Detroit Public Library | In-person and virtual events.

The Henry Ford Museum | In-person and virtual events.

Taste the Diaspora | Diaspora-themed shoebox lunch pickup each week to celebrate and support the black restaurant community.

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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Jessica Lukenbill
As Managing Editor for Detroit Mom, I am surrounded by an awesome community of women who have helped me find a place where I feel I truly belong. I’m a proud foodie who keeps crazy busy with cooking and canning, gardening, decorating, craft projects, and more. My husband of 18 years is Jason, and we have Gwenna, 10, and Larson, 6, as well as a young silver Lab named Indy. We have lived in New Hudson for a few years now. Mid Michigan is home for me, but after my husband graduated college, we spent 16 years moving around his home state of Indiana. Just prior to moving back to Michigan, we lived in Southern California for three years, exploring and extreme-adventuring with our kids to every beautiful outdoor location we could find. We are the family that spends more weekends away than at home, and our kids are master-level road-trippers. Most of our summers are spent at the lake, where I'm convinced it's not a proper summer without a dip in the water every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Reach out and say hi sometime!


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