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1st 42

Our Story

One snowy, cold Saturday in January 2019, 42 black women gathered at Mount Clemens High school to take what we believed to be an iconic photo celebrating black women of Macomb County. It was just about a picture. but since that picture the vision grew beyond that. The picture grew to be an exhibit celebrating the black women of Macomb County, that exhibit "From Where I Sit" will be showcased at the Anton Art Center. 

The 42 women turned into 80+ women. Over the past 3 years the 1st 42 has gathered often to stay connected always celebrating who we are and staying committed to be recognized for the women that we are because of the women who came before us.

Black Women of Macomb County Exhibit

"From Where I Sit"

An exhibit celebrating the Black women of Macomb County. The group of over 80 women are preparing an exhibit for its opening in August 2023. "From Where I Sit" will showcase the history and accomplishments of Black women in Macomb County, who have played an integral, if at times quiet role in the growth of what we know as Macomb County today.

Celebrated Black History Month with an interactive chair workshop. Women are telling their stories through the chairs they are designing for the "From Where I Sit" exhibit They shared their process at this workshop.


RSVP by Ordering a FREE Book! Celebrate Women's History Month by joining us for an Exhibit Prep Workshop. You will be able to learn about the various ways you can creatively contribute to the exhibit, share some conversation and good food. Learn about the latest health care information that is important to us as Black women. As a special incentive you can RSVP by ordering a book that is in our collection for FREE. All you need to do is click the link and order your book by March 12th so that you can have it when you arrive. Books are featured below go to Amazon to find info about them.

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