Black History Month events around Detroit this weekend, February 6-9

(WXYZ) - Check out these activities happening around Detroit this weekend for Black History Month.

The Henry Ford Museum

  • February 5-7: African American Innovator tours. Happening every Monday-Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. The tours are free of charge but limited to the first 25 people.
  • February 5-7: "Minds of Freedom," exploring the civil rights movement through songs, speeches and images. Every Wednesday-Friday at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m.
  • Saturday February 8: Music: Ernestine Worford and Dave Hamilton, 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday February 9: Drama: "Elijah: The Real McCoy," 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • For more information on Black History Month events at the Henry Ford, click here: http://bit.ly/1fuToQb

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

  • Friday February 7: Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter.  A theatrical production about a family that fled Tennessee after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Starts at 11 a.m. at the General Motors Theater inside the museum, and is free of charge with museum admission.  For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/1nTJNZ6
  • Sunday February 9: Praise Song for Mandela.  A celebration of life for the late Nelson Mandela, with guest speakers and performances with nationally known poets.  Starts at 3 p.m. at the General Motors Theater, tickets are $15 and available by phone at (800) 838-3006 or at the museum's information desk.  For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/LyGV4s

Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Friday February 7: Identity Cubed.  Musical performance of new works that transcend the standard percussion ensemble.  The trio is likely to perform on objects from Home Depot and on traditional percussion instruments.  Performances at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Rivera Hall.
  • Sunday February 9: Memory and Metaphor:  The Art of Romare Bearden.  Lecture on the collages of Romare Bearden, focusing on the themes, styles and iconoraphy in his art to assess the significance of American art, jazz, myth, and spirituality in his work.  Starts at 2 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
  • For more information on Black History Month events at the DIA, click here: http://bit.ly/1c3QIqn

 

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