Detroit: African Americans In The Twentieth Century Tour

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Detroit: African Americans In The Twentieth Century Tour
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Detroit: African Americans In The Twentieth Century Tour says
The Detroit Historical Museum is thrilled to present a series of tours focused on the history, experiences and enduring influence of African Americans in Detroit. Jamon Jordan, founder of the Black Scroll Network, is the tour guide for this series.

Tickets are $15 per person, per tour. Register early! There are only 25 tickets available for each tour.

African Americans, during what is known as the Great Migration, left the Jim Crow south and came to northern cities to find better opportunities. Detroit was perhaps the most significant of these cities. Automaker Henry Ford’s offer of $5 a day in 1914, coupled with the churches, businesses and other institutions in Detroit helped to make Detroit the destination point for hundreds of thousands of African Americans. African Americans went on to contribute to the growth of Detroit in business, politics, education, music, sports and every aspect of success. Learn how Detroit’s offer of a better life changed Black America, and how African Americans transformed Detroit.

Each 90-minute tour takes place entirely within the Detroit Historical Museum.
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By: Detroit Historical Museum