The Henry Ford celebrates black history in February

DEARBORN – Henry Ford Museum will commemorate the journey and legacy of African-Americans during Celebrate Black History!, Wednesdays through Sundays in February.

Admission to the museum is free with membership or $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (62 and up) and $12.50 for youth (5-12). Children 4 and under are free. For more information, call (313) 982-6001 or go to

The Minds on Freedom show returns to tell the stories of civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Gloria Rackley and Martin Luther King Jr. Through music, dramatic performance and audience participation, the 30-minute show explores the lives of the men and women who sparked a movement and inspired a nation to champion the cause for civil rights.

Before the performance, a film, “United in Freedom,” will be shown. The movie documents the June 20 to 21, 2011, round-the-clock display of the original Emancipation Proclamation at the museum. The film runs at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, with additional performances at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19.

Visitors also are invited to learn about the breakthrough discoveries of trailblazers like George Washington Carver and Lewis Latimer during the African-American Innovator tours. Tours are free with admission and depart from museum plaza. Tours run daily at 10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Go to for all program times.