The Blue Bird Inn, an institute of Detroit music and a hearth of the Black community, has been designated a local Historic District by the City of Detroit.
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New Board Member: Karen Hudson Samuels
We are pleased to announce that Karen Hudson Samuels, journalist and instructional designer, has joined Detroit Sound Conservancy’s Board of Directors.
The Heart of Detroit: Community Partner
Ko Melina, musician, photographer, and community partner, shares a recent project documenting Detroit’s community as it confronts COVID-19.
Announcing Our New Director: Michelle McKinney
Detroit Sound Conservancy’s Board of Directors have named a new Executive Director, longtime Board Member, griot, singer, and dear friend Michelle McKinney.
Is a service road more important than our City’s world-renowned musical legacy?
An internationally significant Black historic site where world-altering music was recorded is to be put at risk for a highway service road. Is this OK?
The Advocate: Jim Stone 1965-2020
Jim Stone, musician, DJ, promoter, and activist, has died at the age of 54. Detroit Sound Conservancy pays tribute to this advocate for Detroit music.
In Memoriam: Lee Simmons
Lee Simmons, Detroit Sound Conservancy Board Member and nephew of Mary and Clarence Eddins who once owned the Blue Bird Inn, has died of COVID-19.
Detroit Sound Conservancy Awarded Relief and Resiliency Grant from Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource
We have been awarded a $10,000 “Relief and Resiliency” grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and CultureSource.
Invited: African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
Some good news! Earlier this year, we submitted a letter of intent to partially fund the restoration of the Legendary Blue Bird Inn through the National Trust for Historic Preservation‘s very competitive African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The grant is worth $50-$150,00. The National Trust got 537 other letters so we are honored to […]
Dan Sicko Collections Fellow
We Are Hiring A Collections Coordinator Applications from qualified Wayne State University School of Information Sciences students and recently graduated students DUE Friday, April 24th, 2020. See below for more details and instructions. Overview In partnership with Wayne State University’s School of Information Sciences, Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) — a grassroots, do-it-yourself, nonprofit mobile museum […]