Presented in Partnership between the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County and the Ann Arbor District Library

The Living Oral History Project interviews African Americans who have lived in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti areas all or most of their lives. An outgrowth of these interviews is the Living Oral History Walking Tour. During many of these interviews, we heard about predominately Black neighborhoods and the Black Business District; these businesses were owned and/or run by Black entrepreneurs. In addition, we also heard about community centers, churches, schools, and more.

This LOH Walking Tour will give you an opportunity to walk around and see these actual sites or where they were once located. This project supports AACHM’s mission to gather the documents, artifacts, and stories of African Americans in Washtenaw County and to pass them on to the greater community.

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