The world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience is celebrating Black Philanthropy Month by featuring daily blog posts on notable black philanthropists. Profiles to date include Bill and Camille Cosby, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Detroit entrepreneur Pam Rodgers.
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History was founded in 1965 by Detroit obstetrician Dr. Charles Wright and provides learning opportunities, exhibitions and programs based on its collections and research. Among the current exhibitions are “Ingrid Saunders Jones: 31 Years of Distinguished Service... and Counting,” a retrospective highlighting retired Senior Vice President of Global Community Connections for The Coca-Cola Company and Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation; “Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Celebrating a Century of Sisterhood, Scholarship & Service: 1913 – 2013” presented by the Detroit Alumnae Chapter; and ongoing exhibitions, “And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture” and “Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology.”
It’s very important that we support African American museums. (In case you missed it, this two-part series by Nonprofit Quarterly highlights the struggles faced by these institutions.) Visit the website to learn more about the institution, its exhibits and membership. And, save the date for “The Wright Ball: The Gala” to be held on October 11, 2014. Let us know how you’re celebrating Black Philanthropy Month by using #BPM2014!