Ebeneezer Community and Cultural Center
Youth Group Local History Project
$15,000 • Detroit
This project expanded the current after-school programing that students in grades 4–12 developed and presented for the National History Day (NHD) program with the theme of Migration and Movement. The project theme explored race and cultural identity because much of the African-American population in Detroit has been directly impacted by northern migration, the automobile industry, and the rise of suburbia. Students were encouraged to examine how their topics related to their own personal significance in history and the Nardin Park community. The students had a choice of developing an exhibit, documentary, website, paper, or performance as their final product.
Project director Edna Walker explains the significance of ECCC’s Heritage Grant project.