Monday, February 4, 2013
Local officials gathered Monday as part of a celebration of Rosa Parks' 100th birthday at the Dearborn historical attraction.
It was a momentous birthday celebration for Rosa Parks at Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum Monday, when local officials joined with the museum to unveil the Rosa Parks forever stamp. Monday, Feb. 4, would have been Parks' 100th birthday. The civil rights pioneer passed away on Oct. 24, 2005. The Henry Ford marked the occasion by launching the Day of Courage—a free, public event encouraging discussion about civil rights in America. The day included prominent speakers, performances, and a chance for attendees to take a seat on the bus where Parks made history on Dec. 1, 1955. The stamp unveiling, according to U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, was just one more tribute to her memory. "The beauty of honoring Rosa Parks in this latest way—the beauty of …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The National Day of Courage will include speakers, live music and presentations.
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Sunday, February 3
On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks—a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress—inspired a social movement when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, AL, city bus. That singular act of courage helped spark the Civil Rights Movement and a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality. On Feb. 4, 2013, The Henry Ford will acknowledge Rosa Park’s 100th birthday and her inspiring life through a National Day of Courage, encouraging every American to take a stand and commit themselves to do something courageous just as Parks did back on that day in 1955. The day-long celebration taking place inside of the Henry Ford Museum will feature nationally-recognized speakers, live music, and dramatic …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Canadian Consul General Roy Norton will speak at the meeting.
The public is invited to a town hall on the New International Trade Crossing, to be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. The meeting will feature presentations from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Canadian Consul General Roy Norton, and is intended to be an informational session for residents to learn more about the proposed new bridge between Canada and Michigan, set to be completed by 2016. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. "The Henry Ford is more than a destination for experiencing an unparalleled collection of artifacts documenting the American experience," leadership at the historical attraction said in a statement about their decision to host the meeting. "We are also a site where important …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Michigan cardholders will be able to visit the Detroit Historical Museum, The Henry Ford and other local historic attractions for free this weekend.
If you're a Bank of America cardholder, clear your schedule this weekend: The national bank is hosting a program aimed to remove the burden of ticket prices from those wishing to visit local museums. Museums On Us takes place for the fourth month in a row on Jan. 7-8. During the weekend, Bank of America cardholders nationwide will have the chance to visit more than 150 museums for free. In metro Detroit, that includes Dearborn's own Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Other options are the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Children’s Museum, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Flint Institute of Arts and the Motown Museum. Photo ID and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card must be …