Black History in Michigan
Historic sites, rich stories and legendary music.
At The Henry Ford Museum, step into a piece of history from the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement as you tour the Rosa Parks Bus—the very bus in which Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up for a white man in 1955.
See how generations of music were defined with a visit to the Motown Museum—home of Hitsville U.S.A. Here legendary musicians like The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations and more created music that is still inspiring artists all over the world.
National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen →
From Whence We Came: Black History in the Blue Water Area →
Hip Hop Icons | Marshall M. Fredericks Museum →
Discover Black History and Culture in Kalamazoo→
Graystone International Jazz Museum →
William V. Banks Broadcast Museum →
Gilmore Car Museum →
Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives →
African American Cultural And Historical Museum →
MonumentsThe Underground Railroad Monument | Battle Creek →
Gateway to Freedom International Memorial to the Underground Railroad | Detroit →
Historic SitesLesser-Known African American Historical Sites in Detroit →
Jackson’s Role in the Underground Railroad →
The Octagon House | Washington →
Nathan Thomas House | Schoolcraft →
Elmwood Cemetery | Detroit →
Movies About MotownStanding in the Shadows of Motown →
Hitsville: The Making of Motown →
Photo Courtesy of Meredith/Kevin Miyazaki-Redux