The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be closed for a private event on August 1st.

July is National Black Family Month!

All month long, we encourage the enrichment of families through education, health, and self-improvement; this observance also encourages us to support our loved ones, to reflect with one another, and to invest in and inspire the next generation.

Experience The Wright

Where history's well within reach.
  • African World Festival is August 20-22, 2021!

    Save the date for Detroit's largest celebration of African diasporic culture! Each year, over 100,000 visitors journey to the grounds of The Wright for food, fashion, music and dance performances, workshops, and more...
  • You Can Still Sign Up for Camp Africa!

    A few spots remain for our annual weekly Camp Africa summer program! Designed for children ages 7-12, this year’s theme is “Hidden Figures of the Diaspora.”
  • "Enshrined: Presence + Preservation" is On Display

    This exhibition, featuring dozens of works of art by Detroit native Mario Moore, demonstrates his commitment to celebrating those who are within reach—presenting their labor and their leisure. He encourages us to question who is deserving of portraiture and thus preservation.
  • “Respect” Hits Theaters on August 13th

    Jennifer Hudson stars as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the upcoming biopic by MGM.