Wright of Passage

Journey through the world’s largest African-American history museum


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A visit to the Charles H. Wright Museum is always enlightening, but particularly during African American History Month. What better place to learn about this rich history and culture than in the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African-American experience? 

The massive museum — some 125,000 square feet — is in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center, next to the Michigan Science Center and a block away from the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

Core exhibits include And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture. It focuses on everything from the tragedy of the middle passage to individuals who emancipated themselves by way of the Underground Railroad. 

Other exhibitions include “Inspiring Minds,” which highlights trailblazers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

The museum also offers special events, concerts, film screenings, lectures, performances, and community health and fitness classes.

315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800. Admission is $8, youth, $5. thewright.org.

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