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Part I - INTERGENERATIONAL DIALOGUE ON THE GREAT MIGRATION
 
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 1-3PM
Bethel AME Church, 900 John A. Woods Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The community is invited to a historical and intergenerational presentation on the African American Great Migration experience. Keynote speaker: Professor Angela D. Dillard, Chair of the History Department at the University of Michigan. This event is free and open to the public and registration is encouraged  A virtual option is available, the zoom link will be sent to those who register here or call 734-998-7409.

 

Part II is an exhibit at the African American Cultural and Historical Museum at 1528 Pontiac Trail at John A. Woods Drive in Ann Arbor, where 24 panels from Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series, along with the local intergenerational dialogues and Great Migration history. The exhibit opens Sunday, October 9, 12 noon - 4 pm and the public is invited.

Event photo: (L) Scott and Violet Arthur's family arrived at Chicago's Polk Street Depot on August 30, 1920, during the Great Migration, two months after their two sons were lynched in Paris, Texas and (R) Professor Angela D. Dillard, Chair of the History Department at the University of Michigan.

This program is presented in partnership with University of Michigan Turner African American Services Council, Bethel AME Church, Ann Arbor District Library, Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society, New York and the Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

Covid Protocols: If you have any symptoms, please wait until you test negative before coming to the exhibit. Free masks will be available and we ask that people follow the State of Michigan and CDC guidelines.

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Community Forum
Thursday, September 1, 2022   5:30-8 pm
The Farmers Market  - 315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor
 
You are invited to learn more about the six-story mixed-use development with affordable housing at Catherine and Fourth Street, that is being built in a historically Black business and residential district. The property will be developed by Avalon Housing and the Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC).
  • Meet the Community Leadership Council (CLC) and learn     about their role in this project.
  • See the plans and give feedback on the building design.
  • We want to hear from the community what your ideas are     for the best uses of the first floor.
  • Come prepared to engage at this INTERACTIVE event!

    Click here to RSVP by August 29 and receive more information about this project, program and event parking.

Covid Protocols: This is an outdoor event however we ask that if you have any symptoms that you do NOT attend. Free masks will be available and we ask that people follow CDC guidelines.

 

John Riggs operated his own barber shop on N. Fourth Ave for 20 years Photo is from 1942. (oldnews.aadl.org). Bottom: building site

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