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Charles McGee Unveiling & United We Stand Metro Detroit Community Reunion

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM

City, Suburbs, Metropolitan Detroit: Reunite at The Wright for the historic unveiling of Kresge Eminent Artist Charles McGee's landmark sculpture, United We Stand!

This metro Detroit community reunion will feature entertainment, family activities, food trucks, performances by Detroit Poet Laureate Naomi Long Madgett, acclaimed hip hop and spoken word artists Mike Ellison and jessica Care moore, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers' Satori Shakoor, Mahogany @ The Museum's Joel Fluent Greene, DJ Equad, Chi Amen-Ra, Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe, Bryce Detroit, DJ Maestro, Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty, Michael Reyes, Najwa Zebian, Piper Carter, Charity Ward, the "United We Hustle" dance party featuring the world premier of DJ Maestro's United We Stand Hustle and much, much more! This celebration is free and open to the public; BYOC (bring your own lawn chair) recommended.

At 91 years of age, McGee has built a lifelong legacy of mentorship, community service, and arts advocacy, while maintaining a cutting edge contemporary art practice. The unveiling of United We Stand marks the beginning of The Wright Museum's yearlong commemoration of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion that will include an exhibition recalling the period leading up to and including that fateful event.

McGee’s most ambitious work to date, United We Stand will be a massive twenty-foot by twenty-foot installation, and serve as a steadfast reminder that we are all interconnected, that we are of one Detroit, and that we share one human history.

United We Stand was made possible by the generous support of The Joyce Foundation, Mrs. Linda Forte & Mr. Tyrone Davenport, The Kresge Foundation, Ms. Barbara J. Mahone, Mrs. Serena & Mr. Kieth Cockrell, Dr. Vivian Carpenter & Mr. Jon Barfield, the Board of Trustees of The Wright Museum, and project supporters through the 2015 Crain's Detroit Homecoming.

The historic unveiling of Kresge Eminent Artist Charles McGee's United We Stand and Metro Detroit Community Reunion is free and open to the public. Secure, affordable parking is available behind the museum at the Cultural Center parking lot, with the entrance off of John R. Street across from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Metered parking is available on three sides of the museum on Warren Avenue, Brush Street, and Farnsworth Avenue.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum™