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2017 Black History Month Celebrations


Listing of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area events celebrating African-American history, contributions and culture.

In honor of Black History Month, Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED) is highlighting events that celebrate African-American history. 

As a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans; OCED takes this opportunity to acknowledge the rich contributions and influence of African-Americans on American culture, civil and human rights, equality, business, medicine, the arts and literature, music and public office.

Slated for unveiling February 2018, planning is underway for “Black Ypsi: Recorded & Remembered” – a heritage tour that honors the under-documented history of African Americans in Ypsilanti through images, oral histories, interpretative signage, a web-based “story map,” and large-scale historical markers.

Community members interested in sharing historic photographs, documents or other media for the tour, can contact Melissa Milton-Pung at 

The  “Black Ypsi: Recorded & Remembered” Heritage Tour is part of OCED’s Historic Preservation/Heritage Tourism Program dedicated to building a sense of pride in our county’s unique identity. To learn more, click here

Black History Month Events Around Town:


Other Resources:

This list will be updated throughout February, so check back regularly. To add an event to the list, please email Oke at

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