2016 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends:

From the Inspiring Beauty of Ebony Fashion Fair’s 50 years to the international artistry of No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting, The Wright Museum has remained a nexus of cultural exploration and celebration over the past 18 months and half century of its existence. As 2017 approaches and with it the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion, The Wright has a leading role to play not only in illuminating the lessons of that tumultuous time, but in raising expectations for ourselves and those around us. Indeed, Kresge Eminent Artist Charles McGee’s landmark sculpture United We Stand, unveiled on The Wright’s grounds this past summer, serves as an inducement for us all to embody the museum’s vision of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American history inspire everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance, and unity.

Education is more than a catchphrase –
it’s our responsibility.

An understanding of our shared history is the surest path to fulfilling the promise of tomorrow to our children. If we are to truly move forward as a community, as a people, and as a society, knowledge of history is not a luxury, but a necessity. The lessons of the past and hope for the future demand nothing less.

Will you make a year-end gift of $25, $50, $100 or more to support the work of The Wright Museum? Your support helps The Wright to be a leader in its field, a vital resource in this community, and an institution of impact that inclusively invites and unites people from all walks of life.

Please send your most generous gift today. There is no better time than now to renew your support, and no better way to ensure The Wright continues to fulfill its mission of opening minds and changing lives so that unity remains not a dream deferred, but a vision of promise within reach.

United We Stand - together. Please join us.

Yours in unity,


Juanita Moore
President & CEO
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History