Press Release

February 1, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month with Special Programming at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation presented by Ford Motor Company Fund

(Dearborn, Mich. – Feb. 1, 2024) — Join us at Henry Ford Museum during Black History Month for performances, guided tours, and a special pop-up exhibit that focuses on the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

This year’s national Black History Month theme focuses on African Americans and the Arts and each weekend in February at The Henry Ford will feature extraordinary performances by nationally-recognized musicians, dancers, poets and actors. Programming includes dance performances by Emmy Award-winning Dr. RAS Mikey Courtney, and students from The Institute of Dance at Marygrove. There will be musical performances by native Detroiter, Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr., and members of The Motor City Stars. The Henry Ford will also feature an original play, “The Beginnings of the Boycott” on February 18 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Offered daily at 1:00 p.m., guests can join the Celebrate Black History Guided Tour that celebrates key African American trailblazers throughout the museum and download the free THF Connect app to take an audio tour, “Stories of Black Empowerment” through the museum.

Opening February 22, part one of a three-part pop-up exhibit, To Establish the Rule of Justice: 60 Years of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, explores the decades-long activism that led to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This evolving temporary exhibit is complemented by a curator conversation featuring Amber N. Mitchell, curator of Black history and Heather Bruegl, curator of political and civic engagement on February 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the museum’s Drive-In Studio.

For more information on our programs visit and follow @thehenryford on social media channels. The Henry Ford is a proud official partner of Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services to encourage lifelong museum going habits.

About The Henry Ford
Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford is a globally recognized destination that fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts representing the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity, and resourcefulness. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center, Giant Screen Experience and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. The Henry Ford inspires every individual to unlock their potential and help shape a better future through a variety of channels, including its online presence, its Emmy®-winning national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and The Henry Ford’s Invention Convention Worldwide, a global K-12 invention education curricular program that teaches students problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and creativity skills. With the support of a growing community of affiliates and supporters, The Henry Ford is the home of RTX Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, Invention Convention Americas and Invention Convention Michigan.