The Wright Gala

The Charles H. Wright Museum
of African American History

Annual Masquerade Ball

Thanks for Attending the 2019 Gala!

2019's Masquerade Ball was a night filled with fabulous food, memorable costumes, and the best in live musical entertainment. Miss out on the fun? Join us at the next event. The Wright's annual Masquerade Ball will take place on October 9, 2021.

Looking Back: the 2019 Gala

Presented by Greektown Casino Hotel and hosted on the museum's campus, The Wright's 2019 Masquerade Ball was one of its biggest and most successful to date.

Thanks to the generosity of that evening's guests—a group of over 400 committed museum supporters—The Wright raised a record-breaking amount of money for its educational activities, literacy initiatives, public programs, and more.

Be Part of the 2021 Gala

Contact Germaine Williams by phone at (313) 494-5853, or by email at

Mark Your Calendars

Save the date! The Wright's next gala will take place on October 9, 2021.

This Year's Festivities

The evening began with a reception for VIPs and museum patrons, followed shortly thereafter by a presentation and award ceremony in the General Motors Theater.

This year's honorees were recognized for their longstanding dedication to advancing The Wright's mission. Their volunteer efforts, financial support, and passion for the African-American history and culture ensure the continued viability of the museum. 2019 honorees included:

From there, gala attendees enjoyed a delectable strolling dinner, with food provided by over 20 of Detroit's best restaurants. Dancing, live musical entertainment, and other enjoyments followed.

2019 gala honorees pose onstage

2019 Gala Honorees

Celebrating Dedicated Museum Patrons

Once again, we'd like to express our gratitude to Will & Lynett Cooper, Retha & Walter Douglas, Alma & Edward Greer, Roy & Maureen Roberts, and the Honorable Craig S. Strong for all that they do to advance The Wright's mission. Thank you!