Travel can be an energy drain. Why not treat yourself to some pampering to rejuvenate your body and mind? There are plenty of places in Detroit to help you get away from it all.
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March is National Women’s History Month, a month that certainly does not go uncelebrated in Detroit. From inspiring heroines in the music industry to names synonymous with courage and change, women have left a lasting mark on Detroit history. Here are some places you can visit to learn about Detroit’s influential women:
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” -Rosa Parks
Detroit occupies an important place in African American history. You can get your cultural fix all month long at these metro Detroit landmarks, exhibits and events - here's how...
|Visions of Our 44th President exhibit.|
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History began as the International Afro-American Museum in Dr. Charles Wright’s office on West Grand Boulevard, and now inhabits a 125,000-square-foot facility, making it the largest African American historical museum in the world. The new exhibit “Visions of our 44th President” will be on display for the month of February, featuring busts of President Barack Obama reinterpreted by 44 different artists.
The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. (http://www.history.com/topics/black-history-month)
This is a list of 10 Detroit-related things that provide new information, tours, itineraries, suggestions or discoveries about Detroit. This issue is about: Black History Month. Reflecting on our heritage and the obstalces we overcame can help us to be a better, closer nation. Take time to visit and learn about these black history month-themed attractions.