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Charles H. Wright Museum – Virtual Tour

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - Virtual Tour

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – Virtual Tour

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History was founded in 1965 with a focus on African-American culture. The Wright Museum serves as a museum of artifacts and a place of cultural retention and growth.

The Museum’s collection includes over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials. Its facilities include a Research Library, and a Theater for film, live performances, lectures, and presentations. 

The museum’s interactive exhibit explores African American History and Culture. The museum also hosts events that celebrate the culture of the African diaspora.

Charles H. Wright was a gynecologist, who was inspired to open the International Afro-American Museum in a house he owned in 1965.

In 1985, and the museum moved to upgraded facilities and was renamed the Museum of African American History.

Highlights of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

  • The Underground Railroad Collection
  • The museum’s official poem, written by Melba Boyd, inscribed in bronze
  • A collection of documents about the labor movement in Detroit
  • Exhibition areas devoted to African Americans and their lives
  • A terrazzo tile creation by artist Hubert Massey entitled “Genealogy” is in the rotunda floor
  • The museum’s rotunda glass dome – 100 feet (30 m) by 55 feet (17 m)
  • African artifacts, such as masks from Nigeria and Ghana

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

  • Museum:       Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • City:               Detroit
  • State:             Michigan
  • Country:        United States
  • Established:  1965
  • Type:             History Museum
  • Location:       315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, United States

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – Map

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – 360 Virtual Views

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – 360 Virtual Views

Virtual Tour of the Museums in Detroit

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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“Only a fool tests the depth of a river with both feet.”
– African Proverb

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