Friday, February 22, 2013
Dearborn Congressman John Dingell spoke with students about the legacy of Rosa Parks, whose statue will be unveiled in Washington this month.
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Friday, February 22
Dearborn congressman John Dingell joined local Dearborn students and residents at the Henry Ford Museum on Wednesday to discuss the importance of the civil rights movement in recognition of Black History Month. Dingell addressed those gathered at the Museum from in front of the Rosa Parks Bus, where he discussed his record on civil rights, the life and legacy of Parks, and his role as the only current member of Congress to have supported the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964, and 1965. “Folks like Rosa Parks led the charge on the streets and in our schools and communities to stand up to the hate and bigotry that once said we are not equal,” said Dingell. “She put her life and liberty on the line to prove something that we must all now know …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Black History Month is also a time to identify the success and achievements of contemporary black pioneers and trendsetters.
In recognition of Black History Month, Patch is highlighting modern-day community leaders and trailblazers who live or work in our Patch towns. The group includes entrepreneurs, school board members, principals, doctors and politicians. Adrienne M. Davis, secretary of the Plymouth-Canton school board and one of the people whom Patch is highlighting, said Black History Month goes back to a time when black Americans were not considered a valid part of the country’s history. “The purpose is to highlight achievements and positive contributions,” she said. “It’s not just for African Americans, it’s for everyone.” Click on the links below to read about community leaders in your town, and across southeast Michigan. State Senator Morris W. Hood …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Events—including performances, discussions and film screenings—kick off this week at the Dearborn colleges.
Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn will be celebrating Black History Month with events throughout the month of February. Here's a look at the lineup of performances and educational opportunities. Black History Kick-Off: The Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre performs traditional music and dance numbers from Africa and the African Diaspora on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Student & Culinary Arts Center on the main campus. Business Forum – The Spirit of the Entrepreneurs: This forum focuses on networking with business owners in the Detroit region on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center. There will also be a panel of …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The state House released a resolution recognizing Parks' 100th birthday.
Black History Month is celebrated in the U.S. throughout the month of February. Established as Black History Week by American historian Carter G. Woodson, the first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for the celebration to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and editor Frederick Douglass. In 1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month. Each year, U.S. presidents declare February National African-American History Month. This year marks an especially significant Black History Month, as Feb. 4 is also the celebration of the 100th birthday of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. More: Photos, video show unveiling…
Local officials gathered Monday as part of a celebration of Rosa Parks' 100th birthday at the Dearborn historical attraction.
It was a momentous birthday celebration for Rosa Parks at Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum Monday, when local officials joined with the museum to unveil the Rosa Parks forever stamp. Monday, Feb. 4, would have been Parks' 100th birthday. The civil rights pioneer passed away on Oct. 24, 2005. The Henry Ford marked the occasion by launching the Day of Courage—a free, public event encouraging discussion about civil rights in America. The day included prominent speakers, performances, and a chance for attendees to take a seat on the bus where Parks made history on Dec. 1, 1955. The stamp unveiling, according to U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, was just one more tribute to her memory. "The beauty of honoring Rosa Parks in this latest way—the beauty of …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
No plans this weekend? We're here to help.
It's the end of the week. You're bored. You want something to do. Dearborn, you've come to the right place. 1. CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY Where/When: Henry Ford Museum; daily through Feb. 26 Why Go: The Minds on Freedom discussions run several times daily, while Feb. 11 and 12 will feature a musical performance by the Rev. Robert Jones and a dramatic presentation of “Elijah: The Real McCoy.” Plus, take an African-American Innovator tour–free with admission Pricing: Museum admission is $17 adults, $15 seniors (62 and up) and $12.50 youth (5-12) 2. NIGHT OF STUDENT DIRECTED SCENES Where/When: Dearborn High School; 7:30 p.m. Friday Why Go: Dearborn Area High School Theatre Troupes will come together to present a Great Evening of Comedy and Drama…