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What Happened to Idlewild

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What Happened to Idlewild

A look back at the importance of Idlewild in Lake County, Michigan in the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s.

Anyone who was important in the African American culture had either been to Idlewild, heard of Idlewild or was going to Idlewild. During the time of segregation, Idlewild was a place where African Americans could get rest and relaxation. Entertainers such as Joe Louis, Bill Cosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, The Temptations and The Four Tops played in the Idlewild Club before its decline in the mid-1960s.

Watch the documentary with filmmaker Coy Davis Jr. and get a chance to ask him questions. Documentaries will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room

Details

Date:
May 22
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Meeting Room
26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone:
(248) 796 - 4200
Website:
http://southfieldlibrary.org