january 2018

15janAll Day27mayAn Equal Opportunity Lie at the Sloan Museum in Flint(All Day) EST Sloan Museum, 4190 E. Court St.


Event Details

In 1967, Flint Mayor Floyd McCree, resigned his appointed position, stating, “I refuse to live an equal opportunity lie.” He did so in protest of the city commission’s defeat of an open housing ordinance. For despite his status as the first African American mayor of a large American city, McCree inhabited what had become one of the most racially segregated cities in America. Understanding Flint’s history means understanding how its built environment and communities developed along highly racially-divided lines.

Using objects and images from Sloan Museum’s collection, this exhibition examines the housing segregation that characterized Flint’s residential development, as well as efforts to wrest the city free from discriminatory housing practices.

Hours are as follows:

  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
  • noon-5 p.m. Sunday



January 15 (Monday) - May 27 (Sunday) EST


Sloan Museum

4190 E. Court St.


Sloan Museum810-237-3450 1221 E Kearsley St., Flint


$9/adults, $8/seniors, $6/ages 2-11