Learn About Black Bottom: The History of Detroit's Lost Black Neighborhood @ Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit [12 January]

Learn About Black Bottom: The History of Detroit's Lost Black Neighborhood


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12
January
15:00 - 17:00

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Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202
Acre for acre. Black Bottom is the most significant historic neighborhood in the state of Michigan. The history includes the Indigenous Anishinaabe people who lived there before Europeans arrived in Detroit. It also is important when the French arrive in 1701. The French farmers would name the area «Fond Noir» — Black Bottom.
It would be highly important for European immigrants from Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and Greece.
But its importance for African Americans in Detroit is what this neighborhood is most known for.
Slated to receive a Michigan Historical Marker this year, and the subject of books, research projects and the Black Bottom Street View project by Emily Kutil, Black Bottom has been a major topic of interest in the past few years!
Join historian and Tour Leader Jamon Jordan in the lobby of the Detroit Historical Museum, where we will take a tour that tells the history of Black Bottom. We will then leave the museum and visit the Detroit Public Library, Main Branch next door to see Black Bottom Street View — a photographic recreation of the streets and sites of Black Bottom.
Tour Price — $5
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