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Covert at the Smithsonian

A Stronger Kinship book cover

Date, Location

    “Making a Way Out of No Way”

    Note: Due to a maintenance issue, this program will be held at Eastwood Branch Library.

    Learn how and why the first black settlers of Covert, Michigan, will be featured in a new exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture when it opens in 2015. The exhibition, entitled “Making a Way Out of No Way,” will feature eleven communities from across the United States, including Covert.

    This program will be presented by Paul Rood and Reverend Douglas Pompey. Both have been involved with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, and will talk about their ancestors' ties to Covert and their work with the exhibition.

    NPR Story: “Covert, Michigan: A History in Black and White”


    In December 2006, NPR featured a story about Covert, including interviews with author and historian Anna-Lisa Cox. Cox will present an additional program about Covert at the Powell Branch Library on February 19, which will focus on her book, A Stronger Kinship.