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Step Afrika!

Step Afrika!’s The Migration connects to the Detroit 67 project’s goal of “looking back to move forward.” The 67 Project is beginning its examination of the history of the 67 rebellion in 1917 because the response by the City to the increase in its African American population, as a result of the Great Migration, led to the poverty, segregation, unequal housing and employment practices and police brutality that ultimately ignited the rebellion.

Step Afrika!’s production does not depict or address the 67 rebellion directly. It tells the story of the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to Northern cities such as Detroit. It shows the conditions in the South that prompted the migration, the struggle and opportunity promised by the journey north and the sense of possibility felt on arrival in the North. The production also traces the evolution of African percussive dance through the migration.

The Migration contributes to the Detroit 67 Project goal of “We will look back 100 years – from 1917 to today and forward 50 years to 2067 and use an understanding of our collective history to inform and define our future.”

Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 11am 2501 Second Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48201 Cass Tech Students (Full Capacity)

Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 4:30pm 3841 Humphrey St., Detroit MI 48206 Crescendo Students (Full Capacity)

Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 6pm 2251 Antietam Ave., Detroit, MI 48207 Mosaic Students (Full Capacity)

Thursday, Oct. 12th at 1pm-2pm, followed by a facilitated tour through the Detroit 67 Exhibit (information below) 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 at Detroit Historical Society Museum Cornerstone Schools (Full Capacity)

Thursday, Oct. 12th at 1:45 pm 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226 at the DIA OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED https://t.co/FJybUMrG10 to register. (We have 15 registered, waiting for more to fill up this week.)

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