In honor of Black History Month, Wayne County Community College District presents a calendar filled with dynamic presentations, lectures, and entertainment for the entire family. Events occur at multiple campuses throughout the district and are free of charge. For information on events and bus reservations please call 313-496-2633 or visit www.wcccd.edu.
Journey to Midnight: Underground Rail Bus Tour –Tour includes stops to historic venues such as Finney Barn, the home of William Lambert and George DeBaptiste, as well as the home of William Webb; the bus tour will be conducted by Kimberly Simmons of the Detroit River Project. Two separate dates for this journey into history. Seats are limited.
WHEN: 11 a.m. – 3p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
WHERE: Northwest Campus
8200 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48219
WHEN: 11 a.m. – 3p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015
WHERE: Downtown Campus, 1001 W. Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226
Historic Museum Stops –A guided bus tour of Motown Museum, the Detroit Historic Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will provide pickups at the WCCCD Northwest Campus and provide drop off after the tour. Lunch will be provided. Seats are limited.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Itinerary
- 9:00 a.m. Board bus from Northwest Campus
- 10:00 a.m. Motown Museum
- 11:45 a.m. Detroit Historical Museum
- 2:15 p.m.- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
WHERE: Northwest Campus, 8200 West Outer Drive Detroit, MI 48219
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks– Members of the Lacks family will discuss the influence of Henrietta Lacks who’s “HeLa” cells have changed modern medicine and research as well as the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book details the life and medical miracle of Henrietta Lacks and takes a look into the world of science.
WHO: The Family of Henrietta Lacks
WHAT: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Presentation
WHEN: 11-2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015
WHERE: WCCCD Downtown Campus, 1001 W. Fort St. Detroit, MI 48226