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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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Address: 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
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 very nice display of African history. Nice layout of exhibits, easy to follow the progression of years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very nice display of African history. Nice layout of exhibits, easy to follow the progression of years.

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Traverse City, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was top quality. It had an excellent presentation of the history of Africa and slavery. Great visual presentations to walk through. Also some more typical art gallery exhibits.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am still in amazement. The tour guides were amazing. The displays were breath taking. A great experience.

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited spontaneously Saturday afternoon. We started with the "And Still we Rise" exhibit (which I highly recommend as it will take most of your time). The worker at the beginning of the interactive exhibit told us it would take 45 minutes. It took us 2.5 hours to complete mainly because we lingered at most displays. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I had time to visit one museum during our trip to Detroit. So glad we chose the Wright Museum. We were both moved by the "And Still We Rise" exhibit. The exhibit offers visitors "a journey" through African American history. I'm inspired and humbled.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liked the museum which provided a fairly comprehensive history of African American people and culture, Would have liked to see more of African American history in Detroit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very large and informative. Loved the way it is designed and the information presented. The slave ship was very overwhelming and really gave me the feeling of what it was like onboard. Loved how they ended with Pres. Obama.

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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