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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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8/11/2014

Not very impressive. Went there for day, but were all very disappointed. First off we came in the building and had to wait terribly long til they finally got around serving us even though there was no other visitors in the building. Then they sent us downstairs to wait for the guide. We had to wait another LONG time. When the guide finally came he acted rushed and asked us how much time we had and made us think that an hour would be plenty. So we told him we had easily an hour. We wanted to take it slow and easy. But then he rushed us through everything like we were on fire. The areas where the recordings were playing he didnt even stop long enough for us to get the gist of what was said. Overall it was a very poor experience.

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8/11/2014

This is an awesome museum! The staff is very friendly and helpful and the architecture is breathtaking. I encourage everyone to visit this museum :)

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8/11/2014

If you are not a black, the workers treat you very poorly. What a waste of money and my grandkids Fri'cheikenisha and Obamatasha did not enjoy it one bit.

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8/11/2014

Went there for a wedding reception and a Mary Kay meeting!! Excellent venue!! A great place to see,tour and visit!! Awesome exhibits and art works!! Diffinently worth seeing if you're in the Detroit area!! Always worth returning to see!!

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8/11/2014

This is a must see place if you come to Detroit. The first thing you notice is the size - WOW and then you're amazed at all the stuff you learn about Africans, Americans and African Americans. Love this place.

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5/3/2015

THE HARRIET TUBMAN EXHIBITED IS WHAT STIMULATED MY SON AND DAUGHTER MINDS ...THEY WANTED TO KNOW WHY DID SLAVES HAVE TO ESCAPE AND WHY SOME SLAVES WANTED TO STAY ON THE PLANTATION????? LEAVING OUT THEY UNDERSTOOD THE MEANING OF THE SLOGAN "AND STILL WE RISE "

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5/3/2015

This was a great museum. We learned a lot about the African American experience from the beginning. We loved each exhibit and how these exhibits brought the story to life. Our children were able to understand the material even though they are young. The staff was friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning again to see new exhibits.

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5/3/2015

ok

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5/3/2015

Such a wonder museum, with history and culture. A phenomenal learning experience about black culture and history that we must support.

I was deeply touched by the great experience as I walk through black history, through our Journey from Africa to America today.

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6/6/2015

Awesome Museum & Very Educational.

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7/12/2015

This museum should not be missed by anyone visiting Detroit. It provides an important history lesson and a valuable look at the resiliency and indomitable power of the human spirit. The museum's primary exhibit, "And Still We Rise" is incredibly elaborate. It begins in Africa, and takes you on a comprehensive journey - from the beginnings of slavery through to emancipation; from the struggles for civil rights to ultimately, triumph. It's both an educational and emotional experience. Some parts are particularly grim, and they hit you the hardest - we see the recreation of a dungeon where slaves are imprisoned and pass through a ship en route to the New World where slaves are packed like sardines. You get a sense of the horrors of man's inhumanity to man. But there are also fun, interactive parts including a cinema where you can sit down and watch an old movie and a record store that allows you to choose from a list of songs (some great Motown hits) to listen to. Truly a must visit in Detroit.

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7/12/2015

Extraordinary history. Excellent docents and ushers. A wonderfully meaningful and sacred place. Deeply rooted in the community. A Hem!

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11/20/2015

I loved the content of the main show, but think there needs to be a label that says there are very realistic depictions of slave ships and lynching. The video doesn't quite match the content and feel of the show, so I ended up feeling afraid and stopped being able to take in information.

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12/21/2015

You've heard about the history of African Americans, but you haven't seen it for yourself until you've visited this museum. The experience is informative, enlightening, and humanizing.

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12/21/2015

i remember this place its different talking about slavery and things

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1/22/2016

This place is a treasure. The special events as well as the exhibits are top notch and well worth the time to explore. This is one of my favorite places in the city.

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3/28/2016

Interesting building with a beautiful rotunda. Was there for a political rally and was surprised by how close I was to the candidate. Looking forward to another visit to explore the museum.

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4/29/2016

Awesome! The place is a worthy tourist attraction center. keep it up.

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5/30/2016

A beautiful museum not very well known but very didactical

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10/30/2016

I went here as a work outing with 50 of my colleagues. This experience was truly unforgettable. The We Still Rise exhibit was beyond fascinating. We had a guided tour with a guide by the name of Jonathan Jones. Jonathan was absolutely amazing. We brought the exhibit to life every step of the way and would go in and out of multiple characters to bring you information an a truly terrific way. He was not only extremely entertaining but also very informative and knowledgeable. This was amazing and we cannot stop talking about our experience here. I highly recommend visiting this museum and if you take a guided tour, ask for Johnathan.

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10/30/2016

Amazing experience. I smiled and cried and smile some more. Wonderful place to take children to learn their African American History.

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10/30/2016

I love the Charles H Wright museum, always so educational and fun. Love going to the other events they host here at this beautiful museum

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10/30/2016

Really unique, thoughtful, honest museum. The slave ship can be rough for little ones, with its stacks of breathing mannequins. But everybody loves the music shop.

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10/30/2016

Absolutely a great place to visit! We learn something in every tour. Take your family or friends.

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11/30/2016

Girl's Night Out is spent at Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers. Enlightenment, awareness, truth, real, honesty, heartwarming, humbling, life in its true essence. Check it out, you will leave a new you. And done with LOVE.

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11/30/2016

I'll admit, this place was impressive. I love that you can go at your own pace, because it took me forever to get through the exhibits.

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11/30/2016

Beautiful, accurate, detailed display of many facets of the African American experience from The Motherland all the way to Detroit...and many points in between.

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2/7/2017

Powerful exhibits immerse visitors as history comes to life. From the dawn of man to 1950's Detroit the history of African-Americans is told through world class diagrams, animatronics and walk-through exhibits.

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3/9/2017

Had a guided tour, and it helped me understand the history of Africa, slavery, race relations, and so much more. Our guide was outstanding handling our group of 40+. Reasonably priced admission. A must for everyone.

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3/9/2017

Very nice museum that can teach people of all ages about the African and African American experience. Well-informed, friendly staff. Beautifully designed building.

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3/9/2017

EXCELLENT KMT❤AFRIKAN LEGACY Of AGAPE LOVE ; INNOVATIVE FREEDOM SHULE FAMILY COMMUNITY KMT 💕 AFRIKAN CULTURAL WISE-STEWARDSHIP & INTEGRITY MERITORIOUS REPARATIONS = TRUE SYNERGISTIC SUSTAINABLE RESTORATIVE NIA'MAAT UMOJA-IMANI JUSTICE❤💂👪👼👶 ASAN'TA SANA,MUCHO GRACIOUS

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4/10/2017

African Americans did more then just go through Slavery we invented , created and help shape this counrty for the better, all we got from this museum was sad stories.Our history is more then that! Will not return until something is done about this. Of course this is what they give us, so pitiful SMH

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5/16/2017

It was my first time going and was extremely moving to me. To also relive my history was very eye opening

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5/16/2017

Tau Gamma Delta Sorority, Inc Beta Chapter enjoyed visiting the Museum. It was very informative and the staff gave great customer service

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6/17/2017

The CHW-MAAH provides every essential need of cultural knowledge and enrichment that relates to the Black community. Their exhibitions, screenings, lectures, special events and programs address life issues from historic, modern and contemporary perspectives.

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7/17/2017

The design is absolutely wonderful. The guided group tour is definitely the best way to experience this museum. Our out of state guests were very pleased!👍

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7/17/2017

Deep history starting with slavery to present. Beautifully displayed. Recommend everyone go check this out.

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7/17/2017

Clean atmosphere.Educational. for all age groups, with hands on projects avaiable. Definitely encourage as a place to visit if visiting or living in Detroit,Michigan.

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7/17/2017

This is a great place to be in touch with your past as it's moving forward~ To learn to be "part of the solution and not part of the problem"©® and to take the knowledge to a new depth as we learn how to "keep it moving"©®~

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7/17/2017

Absolutely amazing experience here... We had a private setting for our family reunion...we got the private tour and everything....they laid out the red carpet...the entire family had a wonderful time!

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8/19/2017

I loved every minute of my experience there. The staff pretty much had to tell me to leave, I was there 3 hours and way past closing time and I didn't even finish reading all our history. A must visit for every African American. Friendly and courteous staff. Lol, a BIG difference from the Motown Museum in regards to customer service.

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8/19/2017

There was a nice flow to the exhibits, which were in chronological order. There were several moving three dimensional displays with audio that created a "feel" for the time period being shown. Some of the displays could have benefited from more attention to detail. Maps and timelines could have been improved with better anchoring of the information. Some graphics were confusing and there were maps of areas that needed to have the larger geographic area displayed alongside, so one could orient to where the region was located in Africa. There was an overall great effort to help visitors experience aspects of the African-American struggle starting from Africa as the seat of humanity through terribly dark inhumane treatment and then through the rising up and reclamation of the birth right of a people to be treated with basic, human dignity and finally the celebration of the numerous accomplishments of African-Americans.

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8/19/2017

An excellent replication of African American history from preslavery through the civil rights era. Unfortunately I did not have time to tour the entire museum because of my schedule. Very impressive facility with much attention to details.

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8/19/2017

A great place to begin or enhance your discovery of African American history. I spent 2 years here as an employee and learned more about Black history in that time than I did in all my life. Warm and inviting staff!

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8/19/2017

Very educational, and workers were very. Friendly. Price was reasonable. Would definitely go back again.

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9/23/2017

Great experience. I love how they take you through history chronologically and have you literally walking through some of these periods in time. Tons to learn here.

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9/23/2017

I attended The African World Festival 2017 as I have every year. this year it has grown until it has almost outgrown the site. parking certainly has been outgrown. I parked at the Blvd and took the new Q train. that was fun, but next years plan needs parking options . i have knee issues and back and while i walked the 2 1/2 blocks to the museum, it made it so i could not come down a second day. last year there were chairs, so i did not bring my chair and of course, this year thewere not enough chairs. us old folks plan to support this event until we cant anymore. please think of us when planni g. overall, there is no event I enjoy more and i will be there next year.

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9/23/2017

A remarkable experience! The "And Still We Rise" permanent exhibit is so moving and we'll done. Cool architecture too.

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10/24/2017

Walking tour of the history of African Americans from the beginnings of mankind through the journey from Africa to the United States into present day. Very vivid experiential learning. Additional presentations of African American artistic expression.

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11/28/2017

The Wright museum never disappoints! I have been to the museum multiple times to view the exhibits; attend African World festivals; to attend a story telling series and recently for TedxDetroit. Oh, I forgot to mention that my brother and sister in law held there wedding reception there. The Wright museum is an integral part of Detroit and has had a profound impact on my life. I encourage others to embrace this space because it's very inspirational to know and understand the rich history of African American contributions, innovations, perseverance and culture.

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11/28/2017

Really interesting museum in the museum district or Detroit. Absolutely worth it. Actually ended up in a hustle moves dance class down stairs somehow. Overall great experience

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11/28/2017

I like the CHW because it's a fun place for the entire family.

I'm THANKFUL that the African World Festival STILL goes on -- I look forward to other exciting events there!!!

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12/30/2017

I always love the Charles Wright museum but I never seen the banquet room until my job had a event there and it was really nice.

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1/31/2018

This venerable institution both embodies and chronicles the history and culture of African-Americans in the United States (and Detroit in particular). Definitely worth a visit or two, especially if you or your children want to understand an aspect of American history that's often not taught in our schools.

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3/4/2018

Great educational trip for hx class & black hx month. The trip guides I witnessed appeared to be former teachers as they didn't ignore the behaviors of some of the distracted kids, instead addressing them appropriately head-on.

Clean, varying exhibits, two of which change frequently, so you can visit the museum various times and not be bored. Very spacious, so you never feel like you're on top of other visitors.

Wheel chair accessible entrance and exhibits. Coat rack if you don't want to lug your coat around. Meals served in the cafeteria in the lower level.

Nice gift shop, some things are somewhat 💲💲, but others very inexpensive.

There's a municipal parking lot behind the museum, not too pricey, along with on street metered.

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3/4/2018

Very educational. Exhibits are interesting but upsetting at the same time, because of the cruelty that happened to innocent humans. It made my stomach upset waking through the slavery exhibit. Very eye opening.

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4/6/2018

Always a great cultural experience at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. My girlfriends and I were most recently there in February for a viewing of the film, Get Out, followed by a panel discussion lead by three Wayne State University professors. It was a very entertaining and intellectually stimulating evening. Love this place!!!

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4/6/2018

First, it's a super interesting building with a very unique, intentionally designed open space in the center called the Ring of Genealogy. We went through the permanent exhibit, And Still We Rise -- a real powerful, educational and engrossing display. Plan on spending a fair amount of time here. It's worth it.

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5/8/2018

Very educational experience for all ages and races. Highly satisfied with the detailed visual and audio. There was a lot of work put into every piece of information presented. Please plan at least a few hours for your visit. Take the time to engage in conversation with children and teens so they can understand how far we have come as a nation.

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5/8/2018

Informative and cultural that all people no matter what they look like shoe visit. Informative and helpful guides in a beautiful building. Definitely something you can take your whole family to and spend hours at a time learning about African American culture and history.

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5/8/2018

Nice Clean exhibit. Affordable. Perfect place for a family outing.

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6/9/2018

This was great! It is so much bigger than it appears from outside! There was so much to see and experience. It was also a great value for what they charge for entry. Be sure to donate a little extra. The gift shop was nice and had some art pieces for sale also. We didn't even get to see the whole museum because we underestimated the size and content of the place.

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6/9/2018

This is truly a place where history comes alive. I was amazed at how much history the museum itself has. From its humble beginnings till now it's full of awe. A Great place for meetings and events catered or not. Good for school outings must visit if you live in Detroit, Michigan or out of state.

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6/9/2018

Beautiful place! Great art and history! If you're ever in town stop by you'll be enlightened by what they have to offer leaving with a better view of our world at the end

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6/9/2018

Great experience at the Wright Museum! The building is beautiful the exhibits are great, we did a self paced tour through the the exhibit Still We Rise. Gift shop is a little pricey but the staff s very nice & professional.

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7/10/2018

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers was excellent. It is a monthly event of 4-5 people giving their true account of given theme in the form of a story. There is usually 2 musical performances as well for $20 per person. The event is usually 3 hours from 8p. -11pm. The MC is hilarious. It was a very enjoyable outing. Great date night event. Next event is July 20th. The theme is Big Sexy. They need 2 more storytellers.

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7/10/2018

Most recently I visited the Charles Wright Museum for the Cinetopia event. It was the last evening of Cinetopia. My experience at the Museum was excellent. Each time I enter the doors, whether for a scheduled event or just a random visit ; I'm always awestruck by the architecture of this building and the exhibits. On this particular evening there I was treated to a wonderful movie, The Blackness Project along with a panel discussion. This Museum has wonderful exhibits and events. Upcoming in August will be the African World Festival which is known throughout the U.S. Allow yourself to learn more about the African Diaspora and treated to special events at this wonderful museum. I always feel empowered when I leave this museum. Allow yourself to be transported to a different place when you enter those beautiful doors. They're an entryway to a part of history that everyone should experience.

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7/10/2018

One of my favorite museums, hands down. Incredible, eye-opening exhibits, with so much attention to detail. The staff working are very friendly and knowledgeable as well. A must-visit if you are in the Detroit area!

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8/12/2018

Incredible. There's more to this place than meets the eye. Everyone should go here at least once!! So educational, and sad. It's things like this that will hopefully inspire our country to equality.

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8/12/2018

Loved this place while visiting Detroit. Pictures aren't permitted so try to retain the images. The models of the inside of the slave ships were amazing.

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9/13/2018

The Charles H. Wright Museum is the best African American Museum in the United States. It never disappoints in reference to any event that's held there. I moved from Michigan to Texas and then to Atlanta. But I have always flown in or manage to try to come back to the Charles H. Wright sponsored African World Festival. The vendors are fabulous. You can get excellent deals, if you know how to barter! The products purchase are one of a kind or you will never see them anywhere else in your home City. I always recommend to anybody reading this review to plan their vacation weekend around the African World Festival - no matter what your budget that you're working with this always a fantastic deal for you!!! Ms. Sophia

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9/13/2018

Loved it, Loved it. What a wonderful experience. I would like to go back and spend more time. So much knowledge and history to be shared. What a eye opening opportunity. To see what I have read in books gave me a better understanding on what really happened. Take the time to fill what others have lived.

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9/13/2018

The museum is one of the most immaculate institutions I have ever visited in this country. Its staff is well organized and very professionally managed. I reccomend this place to everyone I know who have not had the pleasure of attending. I pray they continue their fine work. Thanks Charles H Wright. Gerald Jackson

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9/13/2018

One of my favorite places to visit and participate in various functions. Until recently, the largest museum ever of African American History artifacts and exhibits. Continuing to provide programming that is accessible to all. An educational experience well worth the visit.

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9/13/2018

I went to view the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Everything was run to perfection. The Staff were courteous and did an excellent job! The Museum is beautiful and has a lot to offer. Everyone that visits Detroit needs to stop by!

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10/14/2018

We were late getting there, so were only had an hour to spend in the museum. It was beautiful. well put together, extremely realistic and extremely emotion provoking. I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND that everyone that can go, GO and bring your children so that can FEEL and UNDERSTAND the struggle we as a people have endured! It took me years to get there but I ABSOLUTELY will return and spend HOURS !

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10/14/2018

OMG

That's all I can say re:

The viewing for Aretha Franklin.

The viewing was perfect!

Never could I imagine such a beautiful viewing for our "QUEEN" I grew up enjoying her music.

I visited the feeling and the line was long, but everybody in line was talking about Aretha, her music, the things that she did that we never knew. Just want to thank Charles H Wright Museum for such a beautiful thing that they did for her. They involve the community as well it just was perfect.

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11/15/2018

Brilliant museum!! The we will rise again exhibition is comprehensive and inventively laid out. We spent a good 2 hours in this part and I wish we’d had more time. We were there for a small Aretha Franklin exhibition and a couple of others on fashion and hair. I really can’t speak highly enough of this museum and it’s staff. A must for all visits to Detroit and such an important part of the city’s modern history.

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11/15/2018

Fellow teachers and I brought our students from Flint, Michigan to the museum today. What a phenomenal experience. Doug and Jonathan, our docents, were fantastic. They made sure we had a spectacular time. They were engaging, fun, informative, and so personable. Ms McKinney, the educator who led our craft class, was equally engaging and energetic. I have taken classes to the museum in the past, but none of the visits were as enjoyable as this one. Based on the conversation I heard on the way home on the bus, I got the feeling my students had an even better time than I thought.

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11/15/2018

The Wright always has the best community and cultural events and activities in the city of Detroit. As a self proclaimed Detroit Ambassador I always bring my out of town guests here and recommend them to sew this unique bit of Detroit's history and the African American experience. I suggest that you take a tour and not just do an independent walk through. It is well worth it and will greatly add to your visit. I took my family here during our reunion and they loved it. If you haven't been to the African World Festival, it's a must and an annual event for me and my friends and family.

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11/15/2018

A wonderful, beautiful place to visit. A must see. We enjoyed the Aretha Franklin exhibit.

Some of the interactive exhibits were not working. It was disappointing not to be able to hear Motown music selections or the gospel songs in the church exhibit.

The staff was very friendly and welcoming.

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12/15/2018

Impressive and educational museum. Beautiful exhibits with full scale recreations of traditional African markets, slave ships, and historical black-owned businesses in Detroit. I actually preferred this museum to the National Museum of African American History in DC. They don't allow photography, however, which I think is a shame. The building was almost empty when I was there on a Saturday afternoon. Social media posts could help bring awareness and create interest in attending

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12/15/2018

Dope. The Wright Museum is a must see for everyone. We went specifically to see the Aretha Franklin exhibit, but also saw part of the special fashion exhibit also. Their permanent exhibits are extremely detailed and very interesting. Spoiler Alert, the main exhibit takes a long time to see if you want to do it justice. As a bonus, there was an artisan and craft sale on the day we were there!!

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1/15/2019

I take my babies here a few times a year. You couldn't possibly learn everything in this museum in one day. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are very helpful. They offer free admission some days and have different events within the museum. This is a great place to take children for a grand learning experience!

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1/15/2019

Every young person should attend this museum and get a guided tour. The school should then hold discussions to explore the past and analyze to change the future for this country. This is a great start.

Next, they should attend a Jewish Museum like the one on Richmond Road inn Cleveland,Ohio. Then hold another discussion and continue until they conclude that America is a Melting Pot and it doesn't be long to one group.

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2/15/2019

We visited on a cold, quiet mid-week winter day. We spent a little over two hours in the museum, and could have spent more time. The museum is beautiful, architecturally, with an impressive entrance rotunda. The exhibit "And Still We Rise" provides an historical overview of African American history and is very well done. We learned a lot about the history of the slave trade, and the depictions of a slave ship made a huge impression. The only disappointment was that most of the interactive components of the exhibit seemed to be either turned off or not functioning.We also visited the Aretha exhibit, which was small but enjoyable, and the hair and fashion exhibits which honestly were fun but didn't contribute much to our understanding of African American culture or history in those areas.Everyone working at the museum was very friendly and enthusiastic-- staff and volunteers both. In fact, our interactions with volunteers really made our trip special-- they were knowledgeable, personable, and just lovely. After we left, we commented on how outstanding our interactions were with people at this museum compared to some other world class museums we have visited!

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3/16/2019

This was, by far, the best African American museum that I have been to, so far. It wonderfully captured the journey from Africa, and the making of a slave, to present day, and our celebrating our first black President. The exhibits were breathtaking! I had to pause for a long moment when i stepped into the exhibit displaying what it was like for my ancestors in the belly of the ship. I will be back. I loved it.

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3/16/2019

Every time I visit I see or learn something new! This is not a one-time kinda museum. And my mission is to bring and help educate all my friends and family about the importance of bringing our children here to learn not just our history, but history period. I absolutely love it here.

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3/16/2019

The museum is structurally magnificent and easy to navigate. I enjoyed the displays and the information that was presented. It was very uplifting. It uplifted me so much that purchased a membership.

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3/16/2019

Attended the 2019 Women's March there. The march was supposed to be outside, but the cold temperatures and falling snow moved it inside. The atrium with rotunda and skylights was the only part I saw. It was beautiful and was a great venue to hear speakers. There is room for a several hundred people.

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4/17/2019

We found this museum to be a very important lesson in history. From the minute we walked in the door to our exit about 4 hours later we learned so much. The displays are interesting, though to get the most out of them there is quite a bit of reading to do. A few of the exhibits need some updating, but overall most of the displays were interesting and well-done. The staff was very friendly and helpful making sure we got the most out of our visit.

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4/17/2019

I really enjoyed my most recent visit. The staff was really friendly and greeted us with a smile. The main exhibit was very informative and delivered a hair raising experience. It's crazy to learn how and why actual people were enslaved and abused. With this exhibit it's easy to see how the ghosts of the American slavery era is still influencing today's policy. In reality this country roll has not changed much. My only suggestion is better lighting to make reading the walls easier.

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4/17/2019

What a wonderful museum, a true gem for the city of Detroit. Our school took a class trip and the impact of this museum is lasting. The guides have such a depth of knowledge and make this such a unique experience.

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4/17/2019

Breathtaking, heartbreaking, and very educational.

Please being some tissues when you go, as you will see and experience the horrors that our African brothers and sisters faced at the hands of cruel money hungry people. I have been to my fair share of museums including the Holocaust museum in Washington DC, and I would consider parts of this museum just as powerful and heartbreaking.

The staff is friendly and willing to answer any questions you may have.

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5/17/2019

The "And Still We Rise" exhibit is breathtakingly well executed. The staff are warm, welcoming and professional. The gift shop is a treat. The facility well kept. It was the perfect Mother's Day outing for my friends and me. When I return to Michigan, I will plan to visit again.

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5/17/2019

Visited the When We Rise exhibit and was very impressed. It was good, but there were too many of the interactive stations missing. Their were a lot of lost opportunities to educate. The architecture of the building is impressive, the rotunda demands your attention when you walk in. I would appreciate the support given to traditional museums at this location. A little TLC would enhance the experience and maximize the cultural experience. The staff seemed to appreciate their jobs and were welcoming.

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5/17/2019

I went to a talk and reception for an exhibit on President Obama given by photojournalist Andre Smith. The photos are breathtaking and inspirational. Smith explained his process for determining the best angle, space, subjects and subject matter to shoot. His attention to detail is both superb and amazing. The exhibit runs through June 30, 2019 and is worth seeing.

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6/18/2019

I was totally excited when my clients chose this museum as their wedding venue! The staff there is very professional, really easy to work. They made my clients wedding feel like a priority. The historic artifacts served as a unique backdrop which set the tone for the day! This is definitely one of Detroit’s precious jewels!

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7/18/2019

Loved this place!! It was so interesting and rich with history. The depiction of slavery made me feel like I was truly there and grateful that I didn't have to live during that time. The cost was very inexpensive for the amount of information that you learn. I will definitely visit again!! Highly recommend to all!!

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7/18/2019

A beautiful place to learn about humankind's mistakes. A very deep and powerful history takes you to wrong doings from the past, offering in the same time the key to avoid them in the future.

The staff was very professional and helpful. You can use a guide, but the gallery is self explanatory.

Don't miss it if you are in Detroit!

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8/19/2019

went to the African American world festival any Troy over the weekend and I had the opportunity to visit a great exhibit at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American history. I would advise everyone to visit the Charles H. Wright Museums, 'And Still I Rise" exhibit. This is a phenomenal depiction on the history of slavery. Unless you know where the African American culture has been where they come from and where they're going. This culture has come a long way and they should be respected for it.

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8/19/2019

This is an amazing and powerful museum, an important educational experience for anyone. The thought and time that are put into the “And Still We Rise” exhibit was breath taking. Easily takes 2+ hours but is engaging the entire time. An extremely good value for the tickets too, only $7 for adults! You will not regret this one bit. One thing to note is that you can not take photos inside any of the exhibits.

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8/19/2019

A Greater Museum telling the story of African American History starting in Africa coming forward. I was do educated and impressed, the Museum actually has the replica of a slave ship. A Great place to visit, give yourself plenty of time.

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9/21/2019

I actually went to the African American Festival which was outside of the Museum. It was great! The entertainment was excellent! The crowd was great. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I've been going every year for several years. I absolutely love going.

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9/21/2019

Absolutely PHENOMENAL.. IT'S FEED YOUR MIND WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRIALS WE HAVE ENDURED. AWAKENING YOUR SPIRITS and touch your emotions. We RAISE and may continue to DEPLETE the statistics.. Rebirth of BLACK BOTTOM.

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10/22/2019

We have had the opportunity to visit some of the largest black museums in the country the one in Washington DC, Philadelphia & Cincinnati... But none of those brought to life the experience of being stored in a slave ship as cargo... It is a visual and autubel experience that you will never forget. It also led to us purchasing a family membership to bring back the remainder of our family and grand kids to see and hear the experience.

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11/25/2019

Beautiful space. Loved the trip from african coast to the new world in the cargo ship, it was heavy and emotional. It was worth the 5 stars alone.

I do wish there was more actual art like paintings and sculptures done by black artists because there are so many artists creating today. Overall, it was a dope experience. I think there are more present day artists that could be incorporated into a space like this.

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11/25/2019

A unique experience! Very educational and interactive. The slave ship is ... like nothing I've ever seen.

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11/25/2019

What a wonderful establishment, you have to go there and see how people were packed in such a small space I'm not gonna tell you what I'm talking about but you've got to go there it is one of the most interesting establishments teaches you about the realities of being black in America! Every suburban school should that their whole staff!

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12/25/2019

Staff was on time and excellent helping with my Mother's 80th Birthday dinner. We went on a tour and it was an experience I will never forget. People must come and see what, where it all begun, slavery and the history. I cried for my ancestors and I thank God they don't have to suffer like animals anymore.

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6/4/2018

Aiming to gain a bit of culture and history, we wanted to check out this museum during our most recent visit to Detroit. It is definitely worth the...read this and 49 more

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