Black History Month Calendar
Feb. 27 and 28, 2 p.m.: PuppetART Detroit Puppet Theater performs the West African folktale “Oh Ananse!, featuring a hip-hop-influenced libretto soundtrack and handmade puppets. 25 E. Grand River, Detroit. Call (313) 961-7777 or visit puppetart.org.
Sunday, Feb. 28: Hustle For History, dance lessons by Thomasenia Johnson. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren, Detroit. 5 p.m. $7, free for members. All ages welcome. Call (313) 494-5800.
Feb. 27 and 28, 2 p.m.: Wild Swan Theater presents “Drum Me a Story” at Towsley Auditorium, along with other storytelling, acting, dancing and drumming. $12 adults, $8 seniors (60-plus) and those ages 12 and younger. Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 973-3300.
Feb. 26, 6 p.m. (VIP reception: 4:45-5:45 p.m.): The Ford-employees African Ancestry Network presents the 35th annual Black History Month Program at The Henry. The keynote speaker will be Jerome Bettis, pro-football Hall of Fame running back. $60 ($150 VIP). 300 Town Center, Dearborn. Call (313) 594-0688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 27, noon-3:30 p.m.: “The Struggle Continues: Fighting For the Right to Vote.” History professor Wallace Peace leads a panel on voting rights, with a showing of portions of the documentary “Eyes on the Prize.” Clara M. Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward, Detroit. Free. Call (313) 481-1830.
Feb. 27, 4 p.m.: “Tribute to Frantz Fanon & His Continuing Relevance,” hosted by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Featured will be Dr. William Strickland, professor emeritus, Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Dr. Rita Kiki Edozie, professor of International Relations and African American and African Studies at Michigan State University, and Dr. Lewis R. Gordon, professor of philosophy and Africana Studies at University of Connecticut-Storrs. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit thewright.org.
Compiled by Jocelynn Brown