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.

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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.

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For more information, please visit the Charles H. Wright Museum’s website.

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

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their African origins. Founded in 1965, this 125,000 square foot museum is located in the heart of Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center, next to the Michigan Science Center and within one block of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Key to the experience is "And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture," the museum's 22,000 square foot, interactive core exhibit, which attracts and enthralls thousands of visitors per year. An amazing adventure of history, art and achievement awaits you or your group at The Wright Museum!
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Spring into science with Camp Africa! April 6 - 10 for ages 7 - 12. http://ow.ly/KPO9z
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Excellent day to bring the kids to The Wright! Classical tunes @ 12 w/ Rick Robison and Meet The Scientist at 2 with @mi_sci Tanya Matthews!
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History added a new photo.March 27th, 2015 at 9:55pm
Starting in 1hr - "Our Pride & Joy" Women's History Month tribute concert! FREE event hosted by LaShaun phoenix Moore
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Tomorrow @mi_sci's President & CEO Tanya Matthews is our Meet the Scientist guest. See you there! http://ow.ly/KNKiR
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History added a new photo.March 27th, 2015 at 6:01pm
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In honor of Women's History Month, The Wright Museum will pay homage to seven extraordinary women through a spoken word and singing tribute hosted by La Shaun phoenix Moore, with performances by Traci Currie, Dimonique Boyd, Kenny Watson, Tawana Petty, Claretha Bell, Victor Billione Walker, Agile Society, Louisa Poole, and La Shaun phoenix Moore.

Free and open to the public. 7 PM - 9 PM
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