Join us at 7pm April 29th, 2021 for “Sounds of Detroit Archaeology Series” presented by The Detroit Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society. Our Executive Director and Director of Collections, Michelle McKinney shares our ongoing archival work and preservation of the Blue Bird Inn.
Thank You: Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez
Today we write to thank Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-Lopez for her service as City Council Representative for District 6 where the Blue Bird Inn is located. The councilwoman has announced she will not seek reelection for a third term. Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda López @raquel4detroit has been a tremendous ally and representative for our work in District 6 at […]
In Memoriam: Karen Hudson Samuels
We are saddened to report that Wednesday, February 9th, 2021, we lost our friend and new boardmember, Karen Hudson Samuels. Karen was a cultural warrior who fought tirelessly to preserve and uplift Black Detroit history. She was a role model, mentor, inspiration and friend to so many. With DSC, she served as chair of our […]
Grant Announcement: $100K from Mellon Foundation for Community-Based Archives
Detroit Sound Conservancy has been awarded $100,000 for Community-Based Archives from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation! The grant will provide two years of funding for our archive to complete physical processing and inventorying, as well as digitization, processing, inventorying and description, of our audio-visual collections. With this grant, we are focusing on three largely hidden […]
Announcing The Blue Bird Inn Historic District!
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.
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.