Housing arguably the world’s largest permanent exhibit on African American culture, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is a stirring testament and tribute to over 600 years of African perserverance and achievement. The museum’s core exhibit, “And Still I Rise,” utilizes pictures, artifacts and multimedia to take visitors on a journey from prehistoric Africa to the Middle Passage and Slavery, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance, from the Civil Rights movement to the present day.
Other exhibitions include:
- Detroit Performs – A tribute to great African American artists of theater, dance, and music who made detroit there home and often the source of their inspiration, including Aretha Franklin and John Lee Hooker.
A is for Africa! – a multimedia presentation on the history and cultures of Africa aimed at children and the young at heart.
Ring of Genealogy – an artistic depiction of the African struggle in America spanning the museum’s main rotunda.
- Stories in Stained Glass -a colorful and luminescent stained glass exhibition by nationally reknown artist, Samuel A. Hodge, depicting three mains area of African American History: Music, Dance and the “Freedom Advocates, ” in memory of those who fought and died to ensure the freedom and dignity of their people.
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