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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan – Happy Anniversary!

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Happy 18th Anniversary!
Museum opened the current space (pictured below) to the public on this day in 1997!
The museum was originally founded by Dr. Charles H. Wright in 1965.

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From the museum's website:

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. Our vision is of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American history inspire everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance and unity!

The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials and is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection and the Sheffield Collection, a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit.

After outgrowing several previous locations and physical spaces, the museum's current 125,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility was opened to the public on this day in 1997.

If you ever find yourself in Detroit for a meeting, I encourage you to carve out a few hours to visit the museum - especially with your children and other relatives. Make it a family experience. And if you're responsible for organizing a meeting in Detroit, I also encourage you to reach out to the museum to coordinate a bus trip to the museum, and also to consider coordinating a reception, awards program or other group event in one of the museum's spacious meeting and auditorium spaces.

For those interested, here's a quick video window into some of the museum's spaces and exhibits...

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