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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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Address: 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone Number: 313-494-5800
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Description: Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history...
Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
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This is an awesome tribute to African American history but an even better place to have or host an event!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome tribute to African American history but an even better place to have or host an event!

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This museum uses visuals along with audio to create an immersive experience. Walking through the re-created hold of a slave ship surrounded by the sounds that likely would've been heard in such a place was very intense and conveyed the misery and lack of humanity of the slave trade like no other exhibit I've ever visited. We didn't get much... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our visit here was educational and emotional. It is wonderful for all school age kids to know more history. As an African American female to learn more of my history was great. My husband was also in awe of this museum. The slave ship was very powerful. To think that human beings can treat another human being this way. Also... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The tour was amazing!! The guide that we had was very knowledgeable. He engaged the youngsters in our group. The tour basically talked about the history and culture of African Americans. We got an experience of what it was like to ride on a slave ship. MUST SEE if you visit Detroit.

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

THe open floor plan pulls you in, and th4e unforgetable representation of a slave holding ship will last in your memory.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is a stunning setting for a very moving experience. Rather than tell each part of the exhibit "And Still We Rise" is designed to make the museum goer part of not just looking in. Very similar to the experience in the Holocaust Museum in DC. As I walked through, I admired the quiet way that the exhibit dispels... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I took my nieces and nephews as well met my brother in law here for a wonderful as well splendid afternoon. I heard the drums and music as well as watched children perform various African dances. I loved the entire evening. You can it a family affair and the museum was open so they got to partake in some of... More 

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Westchester County, NY
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81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was my first time to the museum. We visited with 5 kids in tow, ages 14 to 7. It does great and thorough job of providing history and perspective on the African American experience. The recreated slave ship was a little scary to one of the younger kids. Overall, it was very well done. Reasonable admission. A must see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this museum. It includes the past and present journey of African Americans. A must se if you're in the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This museum, in my opinion, is Detroit's best kept secret! It is a wonderful & thorough exhibit of the African American experience. I have seen pictures of slave ships, but this museum gave me a glimpse of what it must have been like to be on one in its heyday! Be prepared to be moved! The designers of the exhibit... More 

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