Charles H. Wright Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Ford Motor Company present “Oh, Freedom! A Musical Journey Through African American History,” Sunday, March 1 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Detroit Opera House. This special production featuring Grammy Award-winner Patti Austin, a choir with 75 of Detroit’s finest voices, and orchestra is the capstone event for The Wright’s 2015 Black History Month and celebrates the museum’s 50th anniversary as it commemorates 500 years of African American history through music, song, and the spoken word.
Of special note is the 75-voice choir comprised of voices from across metropolitan Detroit representing varying ages, races, and backgrounds. Included are singers representing dozens of choirs, churches, and schools, as well as noteworthy participants such as 30+ Detroit Music Award-winner and blues diva Thornetta Davis, and jazz/gospel/soul vocalist Joan Belgrave.
Grammy Award-winning singer Patti Austin will be available for interviews February 23 – 27. To schedule please contact Nikia Washington at (313) 494-5866 or via email at
Tickets for Oh Freedom! A Musical Journey Through African American History starring Patti Austin start at $25 and are available at the Detroit Opera House box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information visit Oh Freedom! is made possible by support from Ford Motor Company and Macy’s.


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