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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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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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A great cultural experience

This is a place for anyone looking to enhance their knowledge as it relates to the African-American culture and experience. It is family oriented and everyone leaves enriched... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Southfield, Michigan
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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a place for anyone looking to enhance their knowledge as it relates to the African-American culture and experience. It is family oriented and everyone leaves enriched. From the architecture to the gift shop this is a must see.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took my 11 & 13 yr old to The Wright. They were very taken with the content of the "And Still We Rise" exhibit every step of the way. Note that African-American history is soaked in brutality and bloodshed, frankly, painfully, and artfully expressed here. There is also plenty of inspiration and accomplishment-- in movies, music, medicine, law, the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always wondered why they put the museum in Detroit and not DC, New York or even Atlanta because it deserves much more traffic. The middle passage display is informative and riveting. The museum is beautifully designed and well curated. Highly advise when you visit the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by Detroit ' s museum district. But the museum that made the greatest impression upon me was the Charles C. Wright African American Museum. YOU MUST VISIT!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took me 3 hours to tour this fabulous museum! That slave ship was really something to see, I hope to return with my family, next year

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has so many great events. I have been to Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers and Mahogany at the Museum this year. If you want a place to see culture and creativity, check out their events calendar.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love this museum! This was my second visit and I'm even more in love with this place than I was before. First, it's a beautiful facility. Second, the "And Still We Rise" Exhibit that follows the slavery experience from the capture of African men and women to the sale of them in the US is nothing less than amazing.... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had several people tell us that the museum should be one of our stops. The museum is on the campus of Wayne State University. However, we drove right past it and had to mapquest it a couple of times to get there. This museum was the dream of a Detroit doctor. It has an exhibit that chronicles the experience... More 

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Ann Arbor, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A treasure trove of African American history! An architectural beauty! The exhibits are beautiful as well as educational. An awesome tribute to African American culture. The museum offers weekly events for everyone. Very affordable.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The last time I visited this museum I was impressed of the artifacts that had been collected. Dr. Wright delivered my first-born child who will be 44 years old this year. What an AWESOME man!

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