In Between the Trees: The Story of Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan

Photograph of filmmaker and author Rose Hammond

The Clarke Historical Library Spring 2023 Speakers and Events presents a film screening of "In Between the Trees: The Story of Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan" with the filmmaker Rose Hammond. Join us Wednesday, March 1, at 5:00 p.m. in Park Library's Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium. 

Idlewild and Woodland Park were among the country's first African American resorts owned and operated by African Americans; these resorts operated from the 1910s to the 1960s when civil rights legislation was enacted to dismantle segregation and combat racial discrimination. "In Between the Trees" has been lauded at several film festivals, including the LA Independent Women Film Awards, New York Independent Cinema Awards, and the Detroit Black Film Festival. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the film screening. Please join us for a reception in the Clarke after the event. 

Learn more about all the Clarke's Spring 2023 speakers and events at 

This event is free and open to the public. Individuals needing accommodations should contact the Clarke at or by phone at 989-774-3864.

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