• November 3, 1639 Saint Martin de Porres, Dominican lay brother, died. de Porres was born December 9, 1579 in Lima, Peru. At 15, he was admitted into the Dominican Convent of the Rosary as a servant boy. His piety and miraculous cures led his superiors to drop the racial limits on admission to the Order and he was made a full Dominican brother. At 24, de Porres was given the habit of a coadjutor brother and was assigned to the infirmary where many miracles were attributed to him. Although he never left Lima, many people around the world attributed their salvation to him. By the time of his death, he was known as a saint throughout the region. Martin de Porres was beatified in 1837 and canonized May 6, 1962. Many buildings around the world are named in his honor, including Saint Martin de Porres High School in Detroit, Michigan. His biography, “St. Martin de Porres: Apostle of Charity,” was published in 1963.
The Women’s Committee, whose main goal is to raise funds for the museum, also hosts a silent auction during the wine tasting affair every year. General admission tickets are only $60; limited VIP tickets are available from $100. Purchase tickets at the museum, by phone at (800) 838-3006, or online at http://thewright.org. Phone and online tickets are subject to service charge.
“We are so delighted with the members of The Women’s Committee who have donated their time and talent to help the Wright,” said Juanita Moore, President/CEO. “This awesome committee of volunteers helps so much to further our mission of art, literacy and culture in the African American community. Their events are amazing.”
About the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Founded in 1965 and located at 315 East Warren Avenue in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. For more information please visit TheWright.org or call (313) 494-5800. Follow the Wright on social media: Twitter @thewrightmuseum Instagram @thewrightmuseum Facebook @thewrightmuseum