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Black Paradise: How Jim Crow & the Great Migration Led to Black Bottom &...


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Segregation, sharecropping, lynchings, and the intense racism of the Jim Crow South, led to the Great Migration. Detroit would be a major destination for African Americans leaving the south.

Join ASALH - Detroit president and historian Jamon Jordan on this tour that highlights an era in which African Americans created and became a part of the historic communities of Black Bottom and Paradise Valley, where they founded churches, schools, civic institutions, as well as 350 Black-owned businesses. And learn how it was destroyed by local, state and federal policies of urban renewal and interstate highways. This tour will take us right up to the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements of the 1950s and 60s.


$15 per adult (16 and above); $12 for Museum Members

$10 per student (9-15); $8 for Museum Members.

YOUTH (8 & under) are FREE

Payment for this tour does NOT include entry into the museum. You must pay admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History or become a member of the museum.

If you want to buy a student ticket, you must pay in person (cash, check, money order). If you want to receive the Museum Member discount, you must pay in person (cash, check, money order). Also, please be ready to show proof of membership for membership discounted rates.