As we continue to celebrate Black History Month in Michigan, it wouldn’t be fitting for us to unravel the past without a trip to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
The museum’s main exhibit, And We Still Rise!, is all about the significant role that Detroit played in African American History. There’s a special twist to the exhibit this month only.
The stories of African American southerners migrating to Detroit, Michigan are personified as costumed interpreters interact with guests experiencing the exhibit And Still We Rise! Their reenactments detail what it was like working at the Ford factory, living in Black Bottom and experiencing the urban crisis of 1943.
The exhibit is open Tuesdays, and Thursdays through Saturday. Check the website for times and other information.
This Wednesday through Saturday, the Museum will be offering a special exhibit History of the Nation of Islam: Returning to Our Roots.
Since 1930, The Nation of Islam (NOI) has become a major influence in revitalizing black lives across the country, and has expanded its influence to communities internationally. The organization will celebrate its 77th Anniversary in Detroit, the city of its birth… The first of its kind, this exhibition features rare photographs, documents, and artifacts, which include personal items belonging to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
The Museum also offers free screenings in their International Film Series, a free lecture series, live performances, and special workshops and activities.