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Charles H. Wright Museum

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315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

February 2020

Four Miles of Fortune! Black History & Wealth in Boston-Edison

February 2 at 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

The land that is now Boston Edison was originally owned by John R. Williams, the Detroit slaveowner and namesake of the street, "John R.", One of its earliest residents was Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company.  Despite that history, successful African American businessmen and women, celebrities, politiicians, doctors, lawyers, preachers and crooks have lived in or near this mansion district and many STILL DO!  Prophet Jones & Daddy Grace.Smokey Robinson and the Queen of Soul. Berry Gordy & Hill Harper. We'll even visit…

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