This is an award winning museum & is dedicated to African-American History and the contributions that African-Americans have made to our society. "And Still We Rise" is the key permanent exhibit & outlines this experience. They also feature travelling art & history exhibits and bring in some great live musical acts.
Charles M. Wright Museum of African American History
The Museum of African American History is the largest of its kind in the world. The museum has been open for more than 30 years, but moved into its largest home near the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1997. The museum isn't overly stuffed with objects or artifacts, but rather a string of several thought-provoking exhibits that explain African life before the Middle Passage, the Middle Passage, Underground Railroad and post-slavery struggles as well as modern contributions of great African Americans. There are also some open areas in the museum that allow for reflection or quiet contemplation. In addition, there are temporary and local exhibits such as 'Detroit Jazz Before Motown', special events for Kwanzaa and other festivals, lectures and community outreach programs. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 17.
As a white person, I can't say enough how important this museum is. It gives a stunning walk through of Black History... from Frederick Douglas to Martin Luther King, from Motown to the Bill Cosby. Black culture is vitally rooted and broght to life in a way that is simply stunning.
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