Located in the area of Greektown , Michigan's oldest African American church dates back to 1836. For its first 29 years, ... More
Second Baptist Church of Detroit
Located in the area of Greektown , Michigan's oldest African American church dates back to 1836. For its first 29 years, it was a key station on the Underground Railroad, sheltering some 5000 slaves in its basement during that time, as they moved towards freedom in Canada. Besides being a leading force in the abolitionist movement, the Second Baptist Church of Detroit was an early advocate of suffrage for African Americans and helped dozens of other local African American churches get organized. Now it is an important historical landmark, as well as a vibrant community center.
The world's largest museum of African American history and culture, this impressive building opened in 1997 and is named after
the local doctor and activist who first established it. With 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Charles H. ...
Detroit Yacht Club is steeped in history, and has the proud distinction of being the largest yacht club in the
United States. With a roller coaster history stretching back to the 1870s, it has been playing host not only ...
In the lean years when downtown Detroit was moribund, Greektown was the only place alive at night, so it's only
fitting now that as Detroit revives, Greektown is the place to be. What once was one block of nearly ...