Dedication Exemplified by The Friends Committee
Over the summer, I had the opportunity to work with the Friends Committee of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. I assisted them with the marketing for their 8th Biennial Legacy Dinner, which commemorates Dr. Charles H. Wright’s birthday and honors individuals in the community that continue to make a difference.
I attended this year’s Legacy Dinner on September 22nd at the Museum. The commitment of the Friends Committee served as a reminder of what excites me about working here: the dedication to the museum as an institution.
Each employee, intern, and volunteer is dedicated to this Museum, but it goes deeper than that. Some are dedicated to the Museum’s history, some its art, some its impact on future generations. The Friends Committee is dedicated to preserving the legacy established by Dr. Wright, who founded the Museum and was a member of the Friends Committee himself. No matter what aspect of the history, culture, or struggle touches a person, the result is the same; it moves them to be dedicated to the Museum and its mission.
The Museum that bears Dr. Wright’s name represents dedication, and it is because of dedicated individuals such as the Friends Committee members that Dr. Wright’s dream, vision, and legacy continues.