Black History Month Calendar

Through Feb. 28 : Detroit Institute of Arts celebrates Black History Month:

Today: “Timbuktu” is shown in the Detroit Film Theatre (inside the DIA). $8.50 and $6.50 (DIA members, seniors and students). 7 p.m.

Sun.: Sunday Music Bar with cellist Cecelia Sharpe performing classical and jazz standards in Kresge Court.

■“Timbuktu” is shown in the Detroit Film Theatre (inside the DIA). 2 p.m. (see above for details.)

Fri.: Music: Harriet Tubman: The Band, inspired by the ideals of freedom and named after the heroic slave who risked her life to escape slavery and help others do the same. 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Fri. and Feb. 28 “Timbuktu” is at the Detroit Film Theatre (inside the DIA). (See above for details.)

■The Detroit Institute of Arts is at 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62-plus, $4 for ages 6-17. Call (313) 833-7900 or visit

Feb.-March 1: Charles Wright Museum of African American History celebrates Black History Month:

Today: Liberation Film Series “Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners” screening and discussion.

Sun.: “My Brother’s Keeper: African Canadians & the American Civil War” lecture and book signing.

Wed.: : S.O.S. (Strengthening Our Sons) Detroit: A Panel on Black Male Achievement. 6 p.m.

March 1: “Oh, Freedom! A Musical Journey through African American History.” 6-9 p.m.

■The Charles Wright Museum is at 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Admission is $8 adults, $5 seniors 62-plus and youth ages 3-12. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit

Events held at other locations

Wed.-Feb. 28 and March 1: Celebrate Black History at the Henry Ford Museum. Select days each week will showcase a different aspect of African-American history, from the northern migration and the roots of civil rights history to the triumphs and challenges of the present day. Free with museum admission: nonmembers: $20 adults, $18 ages 62-plus, $15 youth ages 5-12, free for members and children younger than 4. Parking is $6 (free for members). 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. Call (313) 982-6001 or visit

Today: Join Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church for its 29th annual Black History Luncheon, “Remembering Our Past As We Focus on Our Future,” at the Shriners Silver Garden Events Center. Local journalist Rochelle Riley will be the keynote speaker. 11:30 a.m. $45 adults, $25 for those 18 and younger. 24350 Southfield, Southfield. Call (313) 341-8877 or visit oakgroveame.orgCQ.

Wed.-Fri.: Celebrate Black History Month at Oak Grove African Methodists Episcopal Church with “Sank of a Revival” event, featuring the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr., pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ. 7 p.m. nightly. Free. 19801 Cherrylawn, Detroit. Call (313) 341-8877 or visit

Feb. 28: Attend the 20th aniversary of the documentary “Black Business Pioneers, The Real Deal,” presented by Strong Productions, at Michigan State University Detroit Center. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Suitable for all ages. 3408 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 704-5612.

Feb. 28: An exhibit presentation of “The Struggle Continues: Black Lives Matter,” from the Dale Rich Collection, showcasing photographs of protests in the nation’s capital around the police slayings of two black men and an African-American boy, at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. Noon-3 p.m. 5201 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 481-1300.

Compiled by Jocelynn Brown