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Arts & Life

Celebrating the history and culture of African Americans through art

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Today’s show was broadcast from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Dr. Charles H. Wright was a physician, a gynecologist and obstetrician. Through the years he delivered 7,000 babies in Detroit alone. He also founded the museum in his office by first collecting small items.

The 22,000-square-foot museum holds the largest exhibit dedicated to the history of African Americans.

Stateside's Cynthia Canty spoke with curator Patrina Chatman.

“We begin at the beginning of humankind and bring you all the way up to Barack Obama, so once you get through that exhibition you will have traveled 3.2 million years," said Chatman.

Go here to see all current and upcoming exhibits. 

Listen to the full interview below. 

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