In 1966 Geraldine Bledsoe Ford was the first Black female judge in Michigan and one of the first women judges in the country.
In this Black History Month special, we take a look at First Independence Bank, one of the largest Black-owned banks in America that is headquartered right here in Detroit.
The celebration of black history started in 1921. Back then it was just a week in April known as Negro, Arts, and History Week. It was started after a member of Omega Psi Phi, an African American Greek fraternity, heard an inspiring speech by Dr. Carter G. Woodson.
Through Detroit's complicated and sometimes violent past, the Alpha House has remained standing as a launching pad for the civil rights movement in the 50s, a calming influence during the 67 riots, and a focal point for civic improvement and education in the '70s, '80s and beyond.
The Birwood wall, located near Eight Mile and Wyoming has a dark history, despite the vibrant colors that now span its surface. And activists want to shine a light on that history.
For members of the African American community, a barbershop is more than just a place to get a nice trim. It's a sanctuary for conversation, community support and a place to feel safe in.
Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery is the final resting place for many influential African American leaders.
“Black Girl Magic is the ability for African American females to push past the restrictions that are set upon us today and show us that anything is possible," Ulmer said. "You can be an author, entrepreneur student no matter what the color of your skin is or what your gender is.”
The Pan-African flag first flew 100 years ago as a response to a bigoted song. It still serves as an inspiration to the African diaspora.
A group of ballerinas in Texas struck a pose, and the result was an adorable photo shoot — both fierce and meaningful.
Here's a timeline of the historical events of the civil rights movement that shaped the fight for social justice and against discrimination.
A sixth grade student has earned the educational experience of a lifetime.
OneUnited Bank's release of its new Harriet Tubman debit card was met with heavy criticism online.
Coleman and his talented team have been serving up the best soul food since 1997, but it was in 2018 that he decided to share - the shoebox lunch.
By the mid-20th century, white families started trading the city life for suburbs, which opened up room for African American families to found their own suburbs.
The City of Detroit is honoring black-owned businesses throughout Black History Month.
She was bold and courageous, purchasing a home on Ferry Street in Detroit to hold club meetings during a time when African Americans weren't allowed to buy or rent homes in certain areas. That wasn't the only restriction.
The Carver School District lasted 15 years before Governor George Mennen Williams merged it with the Oak Park District
The transcription project, called “By the people,” is powered by volunteers across the country and launched the campaign to make Park’s papers more searchable and accessible online, including many items featured in the exhibition, “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words.”
In the 1830s, the fight to abolish slavery picked up steam, especially in Michigan where people from across the state got together to form a society to fight oppression.