Black History Month Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Bring the whole family to learn about African-American art, history and culture at one of these Black History Month events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

February is Black History Month, which means it’s the perfect time to bring the family out for a learning experience at one of the cool Black History Month events that are put on by one of metro Detroit’s numerous kid-friendly attractions.

Here, you will find a listing of tons of story telling events, musical and dance performances, interactive workshops and hands-on activities, great for anyone who wants to explore black history and culture, or gain awareness of the past.

Discover what family-friendly Black History Month events the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas have to offer, and which one, or ones, will work for you and your family.

Note: Due to COVID-19, some Black History Month events may enforce safety protocols. Be sure to check ahead for requirements before you head out.

Rosa Parks Bus at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn

Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2022

  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Times: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • Cost: Free admission with museum ticket: $27/general, $24.25/seniors, $20.25/ages 5-11; $9/parking

Located in the “With Liberty and Justice for All” section of the museum, see the infamous bus where Rosa Parks took a stand in the Civil Rights Movement by refusing to give up her seat to a white man.

Black History Month at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Select days Feb. 3-28, 2022

This year’s Black History month event takes place virtually and in-person. See tours, historical films, art talks and demonstrations and much more.

Black History Month at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit

Feb. 1-28, 2022

This educational hub offers in-person and online programming that are all focused on African and African American history and culture.

Black History Month: Conversations on X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X at Detroit Film Theatre

Feb. 4, 2022

This opera is based on the astonishing life of one of the most misunderstood men in history: Malcomb X. By Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and pianist, Anthony Davis (Central Park Five), with lyrics by writer Thulani Davis.

Black History 101 Museum at West Bloomfield Township Public Library

Feb. 5, 2022

This award-winning, traveling collection features original artifacts of Black memorabilia that dates from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade era and spans to current hip-hop culture.

LOVE YOURSELF: Wellness While Black at Connect in West Bloomfield

Feb. 12, 2022

The event features a doctors’ roundtable discussion on heart disease, hypertension and nutrition. There will also be free trials of Zumba, yoga, dancing lesson (hustle) to follow.

Virtual History of the Tuskegee Airman

Feb. 16, 2022

  • Address: Virtual
  • Times: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Hear from Major William H. Burnett, the President of the Macon-Thomas West Bloomfield Chapter President of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Presentation time includes time for Q&A. Must register ahead of time to get Zoom link.

In Our Own Voice: African American Art

Feb. 17, 2022

  • Address: Virtual
  • Times: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Hear about the creative contributions of African Americans throughout history. This event will take place on Zoom and is brought to you by the Sterling Heights Public Library.

Detroit Book City African-American Family Book Expo

Feb. 19, 2022

This sixth annual expo features book discussions, kids’ activities, meet-and-greets with black authors and more. First 100 adults receive a swag bag. Registration required.

Black History Month Family Trivia Night at Romulus Public Library

Feb. 22, 2022

Enjoy a fun trivia event celebrating Black history. Check the library website for full details.

Black Expo at Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield

Feb. 26, 2022

This family event features live music, demonstrations, vendors and displays that highlight Black-owned businesses, careers and resources.

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