BLAC List: Black History Month Events 2013
Celebrate Black History Month in metro Detroit with special exhibits, plays, library programs and more.
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Feb. 2, 2013
Address: 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Schedule: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Looking for a fun day that won't cost you anything? The Detroit Historical Museum will be launching Black History Month with its annual free event: African American History Day. Become captivated by the stories of caricature artist and well-known storyteller Ivory D. Williams, or wander through the Artists Market within the museum to look for keepsakes for the family. Regardless, you're bound to walk away from this day with memories in tow.
Feb. 3, 2013
Address: 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Schedule: 2 p.m.
Cost: Free to tri-county residents; otherwise, $8/adults, $4/kids
As a part of the DIA's Free Family Sundays, children and adults can become a part of an interactive experience as they listen to the stories of Ivory D. Williams, president of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers.
Feb. 20, 2013
Address: 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy
Schedule: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $3/Troy Historical Society members, $5/non-members
Hear the inspiring story of Dr. Ben Carson, distinguished African American pediatric neurosurgeon, educator, scientist and 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, who grew up in an impoverished neighborhood in Detroit. The Troy Historic Village will offer an in-depth look at Dr. Carson's perseverance and determination to succeed.