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The History of Black Bottom and Paradise Valley

March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For the third in our series of 2020 Community Conversations, we’re thrilled to have Jamon Jordan, historian, educator, and Tour Leader of Black Scroll Network History & Tours, join us at EMBC on Thursday, March 19, at 6:30pm, for a presentation on Black Bottom and Parade Valley, two of the most historically significant and culturally rich areas in Michigan history that border our Eastern Market home.

He’ll be discussing the origins of these neighborhoods and their connections to the Underground Railroad, immigration, housing segregation, business ownership, and the federal, state and local policies that helped to create the area, and led to their destruction.

After the presentation, there will be time for questions and comments and, of course, networking and beer. 50% of the beer proceeds during the event will benefit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.


Community conversations are a monthly conversation series that are part of Eastern Market Brewing Co. and Ferndale Project’s 2020 community engagement and charitable giving efforts. Conversations take place on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm and focus on topics important to that quarter’s charitable focus. The first half of the year will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the craft beer industry and beyond.

March 19, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Eastern Market Brewing Co
2515 Riopelle St.
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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