Detroit Black History Museum To Open Aretha Franklin Exhibit This Week


Aretha Franklin took her final journey home, when she passed away due to complication from cancer August 16. Her untimely death sent shock waves through the entertainment industry and her hometown of Detroit.

In an attempt to honor the Queen of Soul, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detriot Michigan has created an exhibit titled “Think” that will open Tuesday (September 25).

“Think” is considered the city’s extension of the two-day viewing for Franklin that acquired more than 31,000 mourners, who filled the rotunda of the Museum of African American History in late August.

According to Detriot Free Press, the exhibit will run from Sept. 25-Jan 21 and through Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This installment is only the beginning, with a permanent exhibit in coordination with Franklin’s estate slated to debut in 2020.

The museum will display the late singer’s red dress and heels worn during the first day of her visitation, as well as the first vinyl copy of “Never Grow Old.” The exhibit is comprised mostly of photos arranged by the “Natural Woman” songstress’ family who sought out to create a welcoming environment.

Though Aretha Frankin is gone, her memory and legacy will live on.

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