Join us at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation during Black History Month to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and commit to creating a more just future.
2024’s national Black History Month theme focuses on African Americans and the Arts. We invite you to weekend celebrations featuring musicians, dancers, poets and plays. From the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s to the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s to the passionate performers of today, art holds a mirror to our society, lifts us up and challenges us to create change.
History also calls us to action. 2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act. Debuting February 22 is the first installation in a three-part pop-up exhibit reflecting on why the act was needed. In future months, return to discover what the act achieved and explore work left to do. Throughout February, and throughout this year, take time — as President Lyndon Johnson encouraged when announcing the act’s passage on July 2, 1964 — to “... go to work in our communities and our states, in our homes and in our hearts, to eliminate the last vestiges of injustice in our country.”