Ann Arbor museum dedicated to local Black history now open to public
ANN ARBOR, MI — A local Black history museum years in the making is now open to the public in Ann Arbor. The African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County is located in an old brick house at 1528 Pontiac Trail that’s now open for weekend tours from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.mlive.com
Living Oral History Project mapping local African American history to release new videos Sunday
Gerald Edwards and Audrey Monagan tell their stories in phase six of of the African American Cultural and Historical Museum's Living Oral History Project. (Credit: Ann Arbor District Library)ANN ARBOR - The Living Oral History Project, presented in partnership by the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County and the Ann Arbor District Library, will be debuting its sixth series of videos on Sunday. Topics like race, equality, work, faith, education, employment, housing and more are discussed as each interview unpacks the realities and experiences African Americans faced in the area. Phase VI of the Living Oral History Project includes stories from a Korean War veteran, a pediatric nurse who worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during WWII, an entrepreneur who got his start at Ford Motor Company, a singer who performed at local events and sororities and a General Motors inspector. For more information about the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, visit www.aachm.org.