Kick Off Black History Month with African American History Day at the Detroit Historical Museum on Saturday, Feb. 6
DETROIT– Join us to celebrate African American history and culture at our annual African American History Day event on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is FREE and great for all ages.
Longtime event favorites, the Peace Baptist Church Quilters will offer make and take crafts, readings, games and giveaways while All in One Art, LLC provides free Spin Art throughout the day. Find a variety of gifts or pamper yourself with items from our Artists Market throughout the museum, learn from many of the historical organizations in the area and bring the kids to enjoy presentations and activities all day long.
Special performances will include:
- Caricature artist from noon– 3 p.m.
- Renowned storyteller Ivory D. Williams at noon.
- Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presenters in costume portraying significant African Americans in Detroit’s history from 1– 3 p.m.
- The youth of the Alnur African Drum and Dance group will celebrate with traditional dance, poetry, song and rhythm at 1 p.m.
- April Shipp will present the Living History of Savannah Magee, an enslaved African American, at 3 p.m.
Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the event.
The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum’s lot is $7 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling 313.833.7979. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” the Gallery of Innovation, Frontiers to Factories, America’s Motor City, and The Glancy Trains. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.1805 or check out our website at detroithistorical.org.
The National Anthem - Best & Worst Performances
1. BEST: Jennifer Hudson - Nailed it! 2009 Super Bowl. (Photo: Retna)1 of 15
2. BEST: Whitney Houston - Nailed it! - Super Bowl XXV in 1991 (Photo: AP)2 of 15
3. BEST: Monica Brown - Got It Right! - Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 in 20143 of 15
4. WORST: Christina Aguilera - flubbed the lyrics at Super Bowl 45 in 2011. (Photo: AP)4 of 15
5. BEST: Beyonce - Nailed it! Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. (Photo: Retna)5 of 15
6. WORST: Keri Hilson met with some major booing after messing up the song at a Lakers game. (Photo: Retna)6 of 15
7. WORST: Steven Tyler - butchered the song at the AFC Championship game in Massachusetts earlier this year. (AP)7 of 15
8. BEST: Mariah Carey - Nailed it! Super Bowl 2002. (AP)8 of 15
9. WORST: Roseanne Barr butchered the song at a 1990 San Diego Padres game, which sent the crowd into a frenzy. (AP)9 of 15
10. BEST: Fergie got some high praise for her performance of the National Anthem for Monday Night Football in September-2011.10 of 15
11. WORST: Michael Bolton had the lyrics written on his hand and still managed to mess up. Fenway Park - 2003. (Photo: AP)11 of 15
12. BEST: Kelly Rowland -Nailed it! Bears vs. Giants in October 2010. (Photo: Retna)12 of 15
13. WORST: R. Kelly was booed by a Las Vegas audience at a boxing match in 2005 for his rendition of the Anthem. (Photo: Retna)13 of 15
14. BEST: Kelly Clarkson - Nailed it! Super Bowl XLVI. (Photo: AP)14 of 15
15. WORST: Scotty McCreery flubbed the lyrics while singing the National Anthem for the World Series in 2011. (Photo: AP)15 of 15
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