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Northern Michigan B&B Offers Guests 1910 Farm Experience

“People have come disconnected from where their food comes from, from the way life used to be lived; and here you can have this real, authentic experience,”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2014

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) speaks a news conference on Capitol Hill, January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Rep. John Conyers Honored For Donation Of ‘Historic’ Personal Papers

The papers include his work on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the establishment of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2014

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Museum To Show Off 19th-Century Undergarments

Whaley Historic House Museum on Saturdays will showcase “Shh! Let’s Talk About Those Unmentionables.”

07/14/2014

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$1 Million Grant To Boost ‘Untold Stories’ Project

The Michigan History Foundation has been awarded $1 million to help gather personal stories about race in Michigan and examine related issues through museum exhibits, programs and educational materials.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/04/2014

Teacher Reinstated After ‘Black Face’ Lesson In African American History

Alan Barron showed a video to his eighth grade history class about how white entertainers used to wear black face to imitate blacks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2014

Austin Black (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Black History: Young Broker Working To Make Detroit A Thriving City Once Again

Austin Black, II, started his company “City Living Detroit” four years ago …

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2014

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15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.

01/22/2014

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19th-Century Detroit ‘Castle’ Gets A Makeover

For roughly 30 years, passers-by have wondered about the shuttered castle-like building on the corner of Grand River and Cass.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2013

A group of men construct a barricade out of wood and garbage cans to keep their street safe during the riots, Detroit, Michigan, July 27, 1967. Residents felt the measure was neccessary after recieving threats because they had earlier aided firemen. In the foreground, an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight, possibly the 1963 model, drives past. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

‘Detroit Resurgent’ Exhibit On Display At MSU

A collection of portraits and stories from Detroit’s workforce is going on display at the Michigan State University Museum.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2013

The "original" Mackinaw WAGB 83 with the "new" Mackinaw WLBB 30, moored in Mackinaw City. (credit: themackinaw.org) File Photo

Mackinaw Maritime Museum Adds To Its Collections

The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum is the recipient of two unusual pieces for display on board the original U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2013

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