Blue Mondays

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This spring we are having a series of adviser / supporter monthly meet ups / fundraisers.

The first one was held 7 pm – 10 pm, Monday January 26, 2015 at the Baltimore Gallery.

The next event will be held at the Woodbridge Pub on February 23rd during their regular “Slow Jams” event from 10 pm to 2 am.

The next will be held March 23rd. More details TBA.

Our inspiration:

Like other ballrooms, such as the Vanity and the Grande, the Graystone had theme nights. Wednesdays were Boy Meets Girl Night. But also like most Detroit ballrooms at the time, the Graystone was segregated and catered to mostly whites. Monday nights were for blacks. “Graystone Ballroom and Graystone Gardens was where we went on Monday nights, the only night colored people could go,” Berry Gordy Jr. wrote in his autobiography. “That was our night. Everybody who was anybody would be there, dressed to kill.”

— from Dan Austin, “Graystone Ballroom”

Photo from the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Updated 9 February 2015

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