GMR Author Tour Photos

GMR Author Tour Photos

Our 2017-18 Great Michigan Read authors both visited Michigan in October 2017. Kekla Magoon visited the western side of Michigan and Ilyasah Shabazz visited SE Michigan. Thank you to both authors, our host locations, our partners and sponsors who help us make GMR...
2017-18 GMR Kick-Off Event

2017-18 GMR Kick-Off Event

Friday, October 13, 2017 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201   Great Michigan Read Author Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, will discuss “X: A Novel” at 7:00...
Detroit News Letter: Don’t cut humanities funding

Detroit News Letter: Don’t cut humanities funding

The proposed federal budget calls for elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities — and in turn, the Michigan Humanities. With one decision, 50 years of essential federal-state-local partnerships in Michigan and throughout the nation and its territories...
A National Day of Racial Healing

A National Day of Racial Healing

Today, MH is proudly joining the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and their partners in acknowledging a National Day of Racial Healing. The day is part of WKKF’s larger Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation effort, intended to plan for and bring about...
Talking Service: Coming Home

Talking Service: Coming Home

There are common elements of  military service reaching back from Iraq and Afghanistan to the Second World War and beyond. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus returns home from the Trojan War to find his wife no longer recognizes him. How true this is in our era of repeated...