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!
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryNovember 20th, 2014 at 10:30pm
IN 2 DAYS: Do you know a curious student, a young Einstein, or a future tech wizard who is always thinking of the next big thing? Bring them to discover and explore science with activities led by scientists and technologists from the new, hands-on exhibit, Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology! http://ow.ly/EtMzY
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryNovember 20th, 2014 at 10:28pm
Throwback Thursday:

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryNovember 20th, 2014 at 8:01pm
TOMORROW: The award winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers presents "PATIENCE" with Dick Gregory! Don't miss this curated, live storytelling event featuring Real People. True Stories. Told Live! http://ow.ly/EtG3U
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryNovember 20th, 2014 at 3:15pm
Today in Black History, 11/20/2014

Wednesday's Answer: Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray, lawyer, teacher, writer, priest and civil and women’s rights activist, was the first African American to earn a Doctor of Judicial Science degree from Yale Law School in 1965. Want to know more? Check out today's blog! http://ow.ly/EBjH5

Today's Question: Who was the first African American Master Chief Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard?
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryNovember 19th, 2014 at 11:10pm
At MGM tonight to celebrate our "40 under 40" recipient LaNesha DeBardelaben, the VP of Community Engagement and Assessment at #TheWright! #cdb40s #detroit #crainsdetroit #success
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