Dearborn Museum Celebrates Black History Month

DEARBORN (WWJ) – The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn plans two programs to mark Black History Month related to the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders.
  
The museum says it’s one of six sites nationwide to host a live audience to participate in a youth summit Wednesday on the 1961 rides that sought to end segregated facilities on interstate bus routes in the South.

The summit is scheduled for a noon webcast, which is presented by the Smithsonian Institution and features participants in the train and bus rides.
  
Students from several southeastern Michigan schools will gather for the summit after watching the documentary film “Freedom Riders” in their classrooms.

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  1. Erich Hicks says:

    Keep telling that history:

    Read the greatest fictionalized ‘historical novel’, Rescue at Pine Ridge, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is: http://www.rescueatpineridge.com The greatest story of Black Military History…5 stars Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD66NUKmZPs

    Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th Cavalry was entrapped again, after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn’t for the 9th Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry.

    Visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at: http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the US Postal System in Montana, in the 1890’s, spread the word.

    Peace.

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