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MEDIA ALERT: New Gallery Opening February 27th Honoring The Life & Legacy of Judge Damon J. Keith

MEDIA ALERT

New Gallery Opening February 27th 

Honoring The Life & Legacy of Judge Damon J. Keith

 

WHO:                    
The Charles H. Wright Museum is proud to debut a new gallery that will honor the life and legacy of Judge Damon J. Keith.

WHAT:                  
The exhibition is a timeline journey of Judge Keith's life through an interactive experience that features innovative technology. Through a curatorial partnership with The Wright Museums staff and other key stakeholders, we highlighted Judge Keith's childhood, his family, military service, education, legal practice, and service as a Federal District Judge.

WHERE:                
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 West Warren Ave., Detroit MI 48201 313-494-5800

WHEN:                
Exhibit opens to the public on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

WHY:                     
Damon Jerome Keith (July 4, 1922 – April 28, 2019) was a United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

About the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History  
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History was founded in 1965 and is in the heart of Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center. The Wright Museum’s mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture — the museum’s 22,000 square foot, immersive core exhibit — is one of the largest, single exhibitions surveying the history of African Americans. The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials and offers more than 300 public programs and events annually.   

Media Contact
Kelly Miner, Marketing & Communications Manager
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Avenue, Michigan 48201
kminer@thewright.org or call 313.494.5865