Bring the whole family to Rejoice, Relive & Reconnect at The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of Charter One Bank! For January, join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. This event will include a special reading of the Emancipation Proclamation and discussion with Dr. Kidada Williams of Wayne State University, Dr. DeWitt Dykes of Oakland University, and Dr. Tony Ingram of Oakland Community College. Copies of the Proclamation will be available for visitors.
A special showing of the Voices of the Civil War film series will occur every hour at 2 PM, 3 PM, and 4 PM. You can also participate in our video blog by recording your comments on why the Emancipation Proclamation is important to you, which will be available during the entire event.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (313) 494-5800. Free Family Second Sundays are supported by the Charter One Foundation.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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