2017 Local Histories Series


"A House Divided: A Century of Jim Crow & the Legacy of Housing Discrimination in Detroit"
August 24, 2017, 6:30-8pm
An open-air presentation by writer, historian, and educator Jamon Jordon. He is the founder of the Black Scroll Network History & Tours and president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History of Detroit.
 

"East Side Detroit from the 1920s-1970s"
August 19, 2017, 2-3pm
Local historian and author Nick Sinacori presents an open-air talk on the history of Lakewood-Riverfront East Park and the Jefferson-Chalmers area. Topics include the rumrunning of the Prohibition-era, the Renegade's take-over of Angel Park, the Garwood Mansion and more. 

 

2016 Local Histories Series


"Indian Villages, Reservations, and Removal"
August 12, 2016, 7:30-8:15pm
An open-air reading of  Paul Szewczyk's "Indian Villages, Reservations, and Removal." Read by storyteller and lifelong Eastsider Jason Canty. Learn about Detroit's early history and receive a free zine to take home.

"Lost History of the Village of Fairview"
September 3, 2016, 5-6pm
Local historian and author Nick Sinacori presents an open-air talk on the history of Lakewood-Riverfront East Park and the Jefferson-Chalmers area. Events ranging from the Fox Indian Massacre of 1712, to the rumrunning of the Prohibition era and more will be discussed.