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2011 AWF Partners

International Detroit Black Expo • Freedom Institute •

Presenting the


One Love Celebration



Bob Marley • Fela Anikulapo Kuti • Gil Scott Heron


Main Stage Highlights

Friday: Roy Ayers • Saturday: jessica Care moore's Black Women Rock! • Sunday: Rachelle Ferrell

 PLUS the Detroit Rocks the Runway Fashion Design Competition

& Motown Summer Blast Gospel Explosion



Official Opening Ceremony - Friday 8/19 at 12 pm

Music Hall & Fela! Friday Invitation - Only Reception Road Show - All Weekend

 Health Is Wealth Pavilion presented by Freedom Weekend - All Weekend

International Detroit Black Expo Business Exposition - All Weekend

Black Age of Comics Comic Book Designers' Exhibition & Demonstration - All Weekend

Watoto Celebration! Festival Fun for Our Youth - Friday 8/19, 12 - 4 pm

Ella Jenkins, the First Lady of Children's Folk Songs - Friday

Parade of Nations - Saturday 8/20 at 11 am

Fela Exhibition: The Man, The Movement, The Music - Saturday & Sunday 8/20 - 21 All Day

Third New Hope Baptist Church Sermon on the River Presented by Motown Summer Blast - Sunday 8/21, 12 - 2 pm

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