Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History celebrates Black history year-round
DETROIT – Black History Month is just one of the 12 months a year when Black history is celebrated at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Learn more about the museum in the video above. If you would like to visit, find more information here: www.thewright.orgMore: Black History Month stories
Charles H. Wright Museum to stream 7 Principles of Kwanzaa events
A view of the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History in Detroit during a public visitation for Aretha Franklin on Aug. 28, 2018. (WDIV)DETROIT – Saturday is the first day of Kwanzaa -- a seven day holiday meant to honor the ancestral roots of African Americans. To celebrate, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will present the seven principles of Kwanzaa. The museum will stream songs, dances, stories, poetry and more every night at 7 p.m. through Jan. 1. The presentations will be live streamed on the museum’s official website here.
Give the gift of a Metro Detroit museum membership this holiday
Dearborn Historical Museum (Dearborn): The Dearborn Historical Museum preserves uniquely Dearborn stories and interprets the evolution of the Dearborn area from human settlement to the present as a means of improving our diverse community. Detroit Historical Society (Detroit): A Detroit Historical Society membership is your ticket to Detroit’s past, present and future. Ferndale Historical Society (Ferndale): Members of the Ferndale Historical Society receive the quarterly ‘Crow’s Nest’ newsletter, access to past issues, and access to online member resources. Hamtramck Historical Museum (Hamtramck): The Hamtramck Historical Museum is designed to be more than just a repository and display venue for historical items. Yankee Air Museum (Belleville): Become a member of Yankee Air Museum today and receive FREE tickets to the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show and other Museum events, admission to over 300 Association of Science-Technology Centers, discounts on Air Adventures, and much more.
New exhibit at Charles H. Wright Museum showcases the fight, history behind voting rights
The exhibit showcases a timeline of the right and the fight to vote, spanning centuries. RELATED: Housing discrimination in Detroit: An example of systemic racism“It is an inter generational activity,” said museum educator Yolanda Jack. The exhibit ends with the fight over the electoral college, gerrymandering and voter suppression still happening today. “I do think that there are people who are trying to make sure there are some people in the world who can’t vote,” Jack said. Voting Matters runs through the spring.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Nov. 3, 2019
At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, standard time returned across most of the United States, accompanied by the welcome one-night extra hour of sleep. Large crowds are expected to attend the public visitation for former longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Sunday. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones asked for a leave of absence Saturday during an emergency meeting held by the United Auto Workers International Board. Weather: Partly sunny, chilly Sunday before more rain and polar blastWe’ll get a break from Saturday’s rough weather. Raindrops and snowflakes return with a big drop in temperatures at the end of this week.
Public visitation for former Rep. John Conyers taking place Saturday at Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit
DETROIT Large crowds are expected to attend the public visitation for former longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this weekend. The visitation is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. For five decades Conyers was a political giant here in Michigan and Washington. READ MORE: View funeral details for longtime Michigan Congressman John Conyers Jr.All week long tributes have been pouring in from across the country for Conyers. But two years ago Conyers resigned his congressional seat amid accusations of sexual misconduct by two staffers.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Nov. 2, 2019
DETROIT Large crowds are expected to attend the public visitation for former longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this weekend. A Celebration of Life is scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon in remembrance of two Grosse Pointe brothers who were killed in a house fire Monday. Weather: Scattered snow and rain SaturdayIt feels like winter, and it will be a lot chillier than average this weekend. On and off snow showers are expected with lows in the 40s. Read todays forecast here.
Free prostate cancer symposium Saturday in Detroit
DETROIT – The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in collaboration with Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), will present the third annual Prostate Cancer Symposium, "What Happens After Diagnosis? Attendees will hear about new advancements in prostate cancer and have an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of experts consisting of a physician, social workers, legal advisor and patientLuncheon keynote will be given by Robert Ginyard, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, advocate and prostate cancer survivor. Once hesitant to speak about his cancer, Ginyard now welcomes opportunities to share his experiences with other men and their families, addressing issues such as sex, love and life after prostate cancer. He spoke before Congress advocating for more funding for prostate cancer and has been interviewed by national media regarding his journey with the disease. He is also the creator of DiBi DiBi– Dream it.