If you visit Idlewild, MI today you will see a bunch of dilapidated buildings and houses but as you move around in the small town, you will inevitably sense so much more. Spend any amount of time there and you will begin to hear stories of a place once called “The Black Eden.” A place where African Americans could vacation and relax during the segregated Jim Crow era in America. Idlewild, once a vibrant community from the 1920s through 1960s is no longer the popular place it once was but what changed and why? Come and learn more about this historical community by viewing the documentary “Whatever Happened to Idlewild” and let Coy Davis, the director of the film, answer your questions about the film and the historical resort town.
Whatever Happened to Idlewild?
Tomorrow–Wednesday February 23
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Adult Computer Training Center, Lower Level