You are here: Home Government Departments Community and Economic Development OCED News 2017 Expired News 2017 Black History Month Celebrations

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

Document Actions
Google Translate