Tour Explores Detroit Streets & Monuments to Slave Owners

WHO

Jamon Jordan, President of the Detroit Chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and Founder of Black Scroll Network History and Tours 

WHAT

Tour and lecture about Detroit streets and monuments named after slave owners 

WHEN

Saturday, June 8, 2019. Tour from 10 AM until 12:30 PM Lecture from 2 PM until 3:30 PM

WHERE

Tour begins at The Wright, 315 East Warren Avenue in Detroit. Lecture will be at the museum’s General Motors Theater

Noted historian Jamon Jordan will lead a tour of streets and monuments in Detroit that honor slave owners. The tour will feature information about local slave owners such as Lewis Cass, Alexander Macomb, Francis Livernois, as well as national figures like Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is currently mounting an exhibit--“Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty”--that examines the lives and legacies of  600 people who were enslaved at Jefferson’s famous plantation. That exhibit closes on June 22. Tickets for the tour are $20. Seating for the tour is limited. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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