Be Inspired!

THE BEST OF THE WRIGHT

Long Term Exhibition

Witness emboldening performances and conversations that spark creativity and drive change.

Over the years, The Wright has hosted performers, speakers, authors, and dignitaries from across the African diaspora to educate, enlighten, inspire and entertain our audiences. Now, visitors like you can experience these incredible moments from the comfort of your own home through our new online collections.

  • Aurora Harris Poetry Concert

    Poet, activists and educator at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Aurora Harris shares her new poetry accompanied by the Afro-centric jazz group, In The Tradition.
  • Rev. Joann Watson Remembers Rosa Parks

    Former Detroit city councilor, Rev. Joann Watson remembers the late Rosa Parks.
  • The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers - 'EPIPHANY! - Justin Anderson

    When 14-year-old Justin Anderson refuses to leave a tip for a maid he takes a surprising journey to learn the meaning of compassion.
  • Wilma Ray Bledsoe Reflections

    In this oral history, Wilma Ray Bledsoe shares inspirational family stories and kernels of wisdom from her years of working in areas of social justice and education. She is the widow of prominent Detroit Judge William Bledsoe.

The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers - THE DATING GAME!

It's love at first sight for Maxie Jones. He has met his soulmate. Go on this hilarious ride with him to discover a simple truth.

Art Informed by Black Lives Matter

Acclaimed poet and "Past Tense" ensemble member Carl Hancock Rux joins Detroit artists and activists like Cozine Welch, Jr. in sharing poetry in response to police brutality and the systemic effects of institutionalized racism (Parental Advisory).

Dr. Aneb Kgositsile Poetry Reading

Dr. Aneb Kgositsile (Gloria House) shares poems with performance and music from her new book of poetry, "Medicine".

Sonia Sanchez Speech

Poet and activist, Sonia Sanchez shares her words of wisdom around speaking truth to power through creativity and grassroots activism.