Detroit has played a special role in some of our nation’s most significant historical moments. From its involvement in the Underground Railroad, where Detroit served as the final refuge for many slaves seeking freedom, to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his first version of the I Have a Dream speech at Detroit’s convention center, Huntington Place, the city has etched its name alongside iconic figures.

Even today, Detroit remembers its past, not just during Black History Month but all year round. With plenty of art, monuments, and inclusive businesses, the city provides both locals and visitors the chance to celebrate Black history and partake in remarkable experiences.

Shop, eat, and explore Black-owned during Black History Month and beyond.

There are many small Black-owned businesses in metro Detroit. Supporting these enterprises not only keeps your dollars within the local economy but also contributes to empowering entrepreneurs. The list of Black-owned businesses in Detroit continues to expand, with many owners establishing their ventures in their communities.

Throughout February, there are many events in the community celebrating Black History Month. You can learn new things and explore the city by checking out what different organizations in metro Detroit are doing.

Detroit’s museums and galleries consistently deliver enriching experiences, particularly with their Black History Month exhibits, collections, and events. While these cultural institutions are a must-visit during any trip to metro Detroit, February has even more opportunities to explore and celebrate Black History Month.

Whether you spend time at a special exhibit or grab a bite at one of Detroit’s many black-owned businesses, experiencing Black History Month in metro Detroit is like going on a fun adventure.

This year, there are a bunch of fascinating events happening across metro Detroit to celebrate Black History Month, from online tours to movie screenings and pop-up shops. Check out what different groups are doing to make this month special.

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