$500,000 federal grant will preserve Dr. Ossian Sweet historic district

$500,000 federal grant will preserve Dr. Ossian Sweet historic district

There are many places in Detroit that memorialize the Civil Rights movement and the struggles African Americans have faced. The First Congregational Church of Detroit features the Underground Railroad Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has the world’s largest permanent exhibit on African American history. There is another place at […]

Cheers and a feature length film highlight Kresge Artist Fellows

Cheers and a feature length film highlight Kresge Artist Fellows

Creativity in Detroit is as varied as portraits on abandoned buildings, poetry in an urban farmhouse, aluminum cladding on bicycles, canes inlaid with African designs and children’s novels that heal the fear of gunfire. You could see that varied creativity when Kresge Arts in Detroit unveiled its first feature-length movie “Every Given Second,” which documents […]

Black architects and their work showcased in Noir Design Parti tours in Detroit

Black architects and their work showcased in Noir Design Parti tours in Detroit

When the ice melts and the tulips sprout, the Noir Design Parti will resume educational bus tours of buildings designed by Detroit’s most famous black architects, hoping to inspire others to follow in their career footsteps. “We’re exploring the physical identity and landscape of Detroit, how black architects have shaped a city that is more […]