Events

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Friday Night Live! Chantae Can

  • Available online during Black History Month , 2021

Chantae Cann is a singer and songwriter who specializes in rhythm and blues traditions, infused with joy and positivity.

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Wind Down Wednesday's - A Celebration of African American Chefs and Mixologists

  • 6:30 p.m. | Wed, Feb 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2021

Join us each Wednesday in February as a local chef prepares their favorite meal, and an area mixologist blends their favorite complimentary cocktails.

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I ❤ My Blackness & Yours: Celebrating Black Photographers

  • Sat, Feb 6 , 2021
  • 11:00 AM

Wee the People, a Boston-based social justice project for kids, invite you to celebrate Blackness through photography.

A work from Senghor Reid featuring three boys around the table in a home with bright walls and yellow shag carpeting.

The Black Body’s Connection to its Environments

  • Sun, Feb 7 , 2021
  • 2:00 PM
  • Virtual Programming

Detroit artist Senghor Reid will speak about how his art explores the interactions between the human body and the environment.

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Films of Reverend Solomon Sir Jones | DFT @ Home

  • Feb 8 - March 1, 2021

Jones’ twenty-nine reels of silent, black and white celluloid are now considered the definitive film record of the Great Migration of the 1920s.

A Black boy happily riding a bike down a suburban sidewalk.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening | DFT @ Home

  • Feb 12 - 14, 2021

Hale County This Morning, This Evening follows two young African American men from Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years.

A family writing protest signs together

I ❤ My Blackness & Yours: Celebrating Black Photographers

  • Sat, Feb 13 , 2021
  • 11:00 AM

Wee the People, a Boston-based social justice project for kids, invite you to celebrate Blackness through photography.

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The Art of Business (Virtual) Panel: A Celebration of African American Entrepreneurs

  • Sun, Feb 14 , 2021
  • 11:00 AM

A panel discussion with local African American entrepreneurs on the process of following their passion and establishing a business in Southeast Michigan.

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Music of Florence Price

  • Feb 15 - March 1, 2021

Florence Beatrice Price became the firs.t African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra.

"Boy wth Tire," 1952, Hughie Lee-Smith, American; oil on pressed wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Hughie Lee-Smith: A Detroit Story

  • Tue, Feb 16 , 2021
  • 6:30 PM

This lecture by art historian Alona Cooper Wilson, Ph.D., will examine a select group of paintings completed in Detroit during the 1950s.

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