Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History | Detroit MI

charles-wright-museum.jpgFounded in Detroit, Michigan in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History holds the world’s largest permanent exhibit on African American culture. Serving as both a museum of artifacts and a place of cultural retention and growth, the Wright houses more than 30,000 artifacts and archival materials. Some of the major collections it is home to include the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, the Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, a Coleman A. Young Collection and a collection of documents about the labor movement in Detroit called the Sheffield Collection.

Also in the museum is it signature interactive exhibit called And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture, seven exhibition areas devoted to African Americans and their lives, the Louise Lovett Wright Research Library, and the General Motors Theater, which is a 317 seat facility for film, live performances, lectures, and presentations. A terrazzo tile creation titled Genealogy is in the Ford Freedom Rotunda Floor and the museum is topped by a 100 feet (30 m) by 55 feet glass dome. The museum store sells authentic African art and books, as well as other merchandise.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 494-5800
Official Website: www.thewright.org

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