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Detroit's African American History: Motown and Charles H. Wright Museum OR Detroit Historical Museum
Join OLLI for a day filled with rich history and current issues. We’ll begin the morning by having a bus tour of the old Hastings Street neighborhood, Lafayette Park, Black Bottom, and Paradise Valley, emphasizing insights into neighborhood decline, racial challenges, and impact of expressways for urban renewal. Next, a docent-led tour of the Motown Museum, filled with fun, music, and history. Enjoy a soul-food buffet lunch at Bert’s Market Place with a brief presentation and Q&A about the era of jazz, Motown, and civil rights. We will also have time to view the historical murals located inside Bert’s jazz club. For the afternoon, you can choose between a visit to either (1) the Charles H. Wright African-American Museum, where there will be a docent-led tour of its main permanent exhibit entitled “And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African-American History and Culture.” Visitors will travel over time and across geographic boundaries, or (2) the Detroit Historical Museum to view the exhibit “Detroit 67: Perspectives. Looking Back to Look Forward,” which covers a period of 150 years. Those who select this exhibit will be better able to understand the events leading up to July 1967 (often referred to as the riots, uprising, or rebellion), where we are today, and connect to efforts that are moving Detroit forward. When you register, please select choice of afternoon museum. This day includes some walking, standing, and a few steps. Boarding begins at 8:00 a.m. to ensure prompt departure at 8:30 a.m. No refunds without replacements inside 30 days of trip departure. Please email the office at hainesj@umich.edu to indicate whether you would like the Charles H. Wright Museum or the Detroit Historical Museum for your afternoon museum.
Event Type : OLLI Out of Town (Travel)      
Date(s) : 10/16/2018
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location : Meet at Meijer
Address : 3825 Carpenter Road,
Ypsilanti, MI 48176
Fee : $136.00
Event Status : COMPLETED