Activities & Resources
Museum of African American History458in Detroit, MI 48201
about Museum of African American History:
The museum, the largest of its kind in the United States, holds lectures, film screenings, educational programs, and special performances.
There are three long-term exhibits at the museum. On the main floor, Stories in Stained Glass: The Art of Samuel A. Hodge illustrates, in stained glass, various stories of African Americans.
A is for Africa, on the lower level corridor, is a three-dimensional "dictionary" of people, places, events, foods, and objects important to understanding the histories and cultures of Africa. Specially designed for elementary kids.
The exhibit And Still We Rise, is the focus of the entire museum, combining more than 20 galleries that take visitors from prehistoric Africa through slavery and the Underground Railroad to present-day Detroit, all the while underscoring the triumphs of everyday men and women.
Areas of the museum available for rent include a 300-seat theater, an open rotunda area, a multipurpose room, and classrooms.
Each August, the museum organizes the largest ethnic festival in Detroit, the African World Festival, held in Hart Plaza.
Annual family membership is $65.