Celebrate Black History

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • February 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 2019

Free with Museum admission.

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Ain't I a Woman: Meet Sojourner Truth
Meet the woman who demanded both equal rights for all women and for all blacks at a time when both were little more than a dream.

Curator Conversation: Freedmen’s Bureau 
Join curator Debra Reid, Ph.D, to learn about the U.S. government agency designed to serve four million newly freed people as documented in the collections of The Henry Ford.
 
Elijah: The Real McCoy
Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. His most important inventions were the automatic lubricating cup in 1872 that revolutionized the industrial machine industry and the graphite lubricator in 1915. 

Freedmen’s Bureau: Exercising Citizenship (Pop-up Exhibit)
The Freedmen’s Bureau began in March 1865 as a U.S. government agency designed to serve four million newly freed people in need of food and lodging. It supported new citizens eager to attain an education, enter into contracts to protect their economic interests and vote. Congress did not reauthorize the bureau in 1872, and services ended in June of that year. 

Minds on Freedom
Explore and experience the civil rights movement through empowering songs, speeches, and images in this 30-minute musical and dramatic presentation.


North Star Gospel Choir
Don’t miss this powerful performance that speaks of hope and determination in the pre-emancipation South.

Robert Jones
Enjoy the musical artistry of the award-winning host of WDET’s “Blues from the Lowlands.”

The Hamilton Family
Be inspired by moving songs of unity, equality and peace performed by this talented family.

Ticket Prices

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members; free for members.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $22.00
General Admission (12-61) Free $24.00
Youth (5-11) Free $18.00
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

* Ticket prices are subject to change.

 
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"Ain't I a Woman: Meet Sojourner Truth"

February 9 & 10, 2019 | 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a musical presentation by The North Star Gospel Chorale and a dramatic performance of “Ain’t I a Woman: Meet Sojourner Truth.”

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"Ain't I a Woman: Meet Sojourner Truth"

February 9 & 10, 2019 | 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a musical presentation by The North Star Gospel Chorale and a dramatic performance of “Ain’t I a Woman: Meet Sojourner Truth.”
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Curator Conversation: Freedmen’s Bureau

February 2 & 23, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.

Join curator Debra Reid, Ph.D, to learn about the U.S. government agency designed to serve four million newly freed people as documented in the collections of The Henry Ford.

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Curator Conversation: Freedmen’s Bureau

February 2 & 23, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.

Join curator Debra Reid, Ph.D, to learn about the U.S. government agency designed to serve four million newly freed people as documented in the collections of The Henry Ford.
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Elijah: The Real McCoy

February 16 & 17, 2019 | 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. His most important inventions were the automatic lubricating cup in 1872 that revolutionized the industrial machine industry and the graphite lubricator in 1915.

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Elijah: The Real McCoy

February 16 & 17, 2019 | 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. His most important inventions were the automatic lubricating cup in 1872 that revolutionized the industrial machine industry and the graphite lubricator in 1915.
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Freedmen's Bureau - Exercising Citizenship

February - March, 2019

Learn more about the people and stories that shaped the Reconstruction era as you explore a special selection of artifacts from the collections of The Henry Ford at Freedmen’s Bureau — Exercising Citizenship.

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Freedmen's Bureau - Exercising Citizenship

February - March, 2019

Learn more about the people and stories that shaped the Reconstruction era as you explore a special selection of artifacts from the collections of The Henry Ford at Freedmen’s Bureau — Exercising Citizenship.
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Minds on Freedom - Civil Rights Movement

February 1-3, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2019 | Wednesday - Friday: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 1:00 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Explore and experience the civil rights movement through empowering songs, speeches and images in this 30-minute musical and dramatic presentation.

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Minds on Freedom - Civil Rights Movement

February 1-3, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2019 | Wednesday - Friday: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 1:00 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Explore and experience the civil rights movement through empowering songs, speeches and images in this 30-minute musical and dramatic presentation.
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