Exhibits

An Equal Opportunity Lie

When: Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 27 2018

In 1967, Flint Mayor Floyd McCree, resigned his appointed position, stating, “I refuse to live an equal opportunity lie.” He did so in protest of the city commission’s defeat of an open housing ordinance. For despite his status as the first African American mayor of a large American city, McCree inhabited what had become one of the most racially segregated cities in America. Using objects and images from Sloan Museum’s collection, this exhibition examines the housing segregation that characterized Flint’s residential development, as well as efforts to wrest the city free from discriminatory housing practices.

Price: $9 Adults, $8 Seniors 60+, $6 Youth ages 2-11

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