Thu, Oct 27 | The Road to Rebellion Series: Understanding 1967 Detro..
Fri, Oct 28 | The 1967 Rebellion: An International Perspective
Fri, Oct 28 | Closing Reception for The Heart of Identity Exhibition
Sat, Oct 29 | Freedom School at The Wright Museum
Sat, Oct 29 | Crisis in Detroit Public Schools Community Conversation
Sun, Oct 30 | 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party Hip Hop Co..
Sun, Oct 30 | Hustle for History Weekly Dance Lessons
Sun, Oct 30 | Black and Brown Theatre Showcase
Tue, Nov 01 | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise - a Film by ..
Tue, Nov 01 | 30 Days To Lose It! Season 7 - Staying Power!
Tue, Nov 01 | POSTPONED: 30 Days To Lose It! Fitness & Health Program
Thu, Nov 03 | A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance & the Undergroun..

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The third annual Wright Gala, having taken its theme from the Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil exhibition, transported attendees to the Amazon rainforest and Rio carnival Saturday, September 28 at MGM Grand Detroit. Because of you, close to $575,000 was raised for The Wright Museum. For young and old, black and white, city and suburbanite, your support helped make this journey possible.

What journey will we take next year? We hope you'll join us to find out!


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Lorna Thomas, M.D.
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Juliene Carroll
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Linda Forte
Mary Anne Gargaro
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Sharon James
Marion Jones
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Vivian Pickard
Sandra Pierce
Glenda Price, Ph.D.
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Maureen Roberts
Barbara K. Smith, Ph.D.
Jaime Rae Turnbull
Barbara Whittaker



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