The Wright Museum

from March 31, 2019 - April 6, 2019


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will host its Inaugural COLLEGE Tour, in partnership with Plymouth United Church of Christ. Nearly 40 Detroit Juniors and Seniors, along with chaperones, will load chartered buses en route to several Ivy League and HBCU Schools.

"This is the kind of activity that we are excited to be a part of", says Interim Director of Education Ed Foxworth. "Students were required to participate in a number of workshops, including a tour of our And Still we Rise exhibit as part of continuously learning their history and how they have a role in shaping the future, through education".

While on The COLLEGE Tour, students will have an opportunity to connect with individuals like Dr. Bill Massey at Princeton University and was the first African American PhD to become a full professor in mathematics. He now leads a National Organization of Black Mathematicians and will again introduce students to several African American scholar-athletes who, in addition to playing football, were headed to careers at SpaceX and DreamWorks.

The COLLEGE Tour schedule:

Sunday March 31, 2019

Depart Plymouth Church at 2 O'clock pm headed to Nashville, TN

Monday April 1st

Fisk University

Tennessee State University

Drive to Wilberforce OH

Tuesday April 2nd

Central State University 

Drive to Washington D.C.

Wednesday April 3rd

Howard University

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Drive to Dover, Delaware

Thursday April 4th

Delaware State University 

Princeton University

Drive to New Haven CT

Friday April 5th

Yale University

Columbia University

Saturday April 6th

Spend the Night in New York City and Depart for Detroit

The COLLEGE Tour is not free and there are a number of limited spaces available. For more information, interested students and parents should call 313.831.2460 to request an application. Applications will then be reviewed and selected and students will be notified if their application has been selected.