Vista of the Museum from Constitution Avenue, looking across the north lawn to the Washington Monument. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC


Vista of the Museum from Constitution Avenue, looking across the north lawn to the Washington Monument. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will host a live stream of the ribbon cutting ceremony and opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., Saturday September 24, 2016.  Ceremony prelude live streaming will begin at 9:30 AM and the ceremony program begins promptly at 10:00 am. This free event takes place at The Wright Museum, located at 315 E. Warren Avenue in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center.

Senior Vice President of Education & Exhibitions, LaNesha DeBardelaben says, “The Wright Museum is delighted that another institution will now tell the monumental story of African American history.  There is so much to the black experience that one, two, or even 100 museums cannot tell it all.  We are elated to see this national museum open its doors to honor the sacrifices and interpret the stories of African Americans.  The Wright Museum is pleased to join with communities across the country that are livestreaming the opening event. Those in the Detroit area can be part of this historic moment by viewing the heart-touching opening ceremony from the Wright Museum’s theater.”

 

About the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Founded in 1965 and located in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center, The Wright Museum is the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. For more information, please visit TheWright.org.

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