■ What Does Freedom Mean in Detroit? A Neighborhoods Day Partnership Event
What Does Freedom Mean in Detroit? A Neighborhoods Day Partnership EventAugust 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pmDetroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Join us on Saturday, August 3 to see the completed community quilt that was created by the public in partnership with The Henry Ford's “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” exhibition, asking how each of the Four Freedoms resonates with Detroit's story.
Thank you to the Great Lakes African American Quilters' Network for partnering with us to design and sew the quilt.
The program will also serve as part of our annual partnership with ARISE Detroit’s Neighborhoods Day and will honor the August International Freedom Festival.
■ Third Thursday Speaker Series: Shock Waves from Stonewall
Third Thursday Speaker Series: Shock Waves from StonewallAugust 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmDetroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please
contact the Manager of Public Programs at 313.833.1801.
Shock Waves from Stonewall: Gay Liberation in Michigan
By Tim Retzloff
August 15, 2019, 6-8 PM
In the first few years following the Stonewall Uprising in New York, Michigan experienced a surge in gay liberation activism, what today might fall under the umbrella of the LGBT movement. Historian Tim Retzloff will explores the multiple queer organizations that sprang up in Metro Detroit and elsewhere in the early 1970s and key events from that time that sent political and social shockwaves through the state still felt today.
Tim Retzloff teaches history and LGBTQ studies at Michigan State University. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in history in from Yale University. His scholarship has appeared in the anthology Creating a Place for Ourselves, the journal GLQ, and the collection Making Suburbia. He is finishing his first book, Metro Gay, about gay and lesbian life and politics in Metro Detroit from 1945 to 1985.