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Bricks, Buildings & Black History: Charles Wright Museum

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Black people have always been builders. From the pyramids of Egypt to churches across the country to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the South, the legacy of its people can be told in its buildings.

And on today’s show, we feature one of African America’s finest: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History...the largest of its kind in the world. (www.thewright.org)

One Black physician’s vision that started with a trip to Denmark was later transported back to Detroit to ultimately become a major institution for all. The museum is a source of pride of me as a native Detroiter, who knows the legacy of Dr. Wright and personally knows Harold Varner, whose architectural firm was responsible for the design of this impressive structure.

Today we’ll talk with The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s Director of Archives and Libraries, LeNesha DeBardelaben. She will talk about the packed agenda the museum is offering during Black History Month and countless other events and exhibits taking place for the rest of the year.

Listen, reflect and give homage to visionary Dr. Wright and so many others who have contributed to our Black History Trail.  Black History IS American History!