Since 1971, the Black Historic Sites Committee, an affinity group of the Detroit Historical Society, has been committed to discovering, documenting and marking the numerous sites significant to the history of Detroit’s African American community.
On Saturday, June 16, the committee will team up with a local historian as the guide for an all-new bus tour. Participants will visit sites with Michigan Historical Markers that commemorate African American contributions to state and national history. Site stops will include the Home of Ossian Sweet and the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum, as well as the Gateway to Freedom Monument at Hart Plaza, just to name a few. The last stop on the tour will be the Motown Museum, one of Detroit’s greatest gems.
The bus will leave from the Detroit Historical Museum at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Advance ticket purchase is recommended for this special event, but tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour if available.
$30 Detroit Historical Society members
For questions or to order tickets by phone, contact Public Programs Coordinator Charnae Sanders at 313.833.0277.