Inspired Minds: African Americans in Science

Tuesday 1/1/2013

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit, Michigan

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (CHWMAAH) and ScienceMakers have formed a partnership to develop public and educational products and programs that will advance the study and achievement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM Programs) for K-12 students through the use of their unique historical-cultural resources and expertise.


The key objectives are to: 1) develop exciting educational programs and media products, including a major exhibition that engages children and their families, 2) meet the unique educational needs and challenges of families and communities served by the Partners, 3) promote greater collaboration with families and schools in closing the science and math achievement gap for many minority groups, and 4) increase minority enrollment in science and math in higher education, which begins at the K-12 level.


The exhibit will premiere at the Museum in January 2013.


The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Since its founding in 1965, the CHWMAAH has grown to be the museum of choice for educators throughout the state for the teaching and learning of African American history and culture, and in 2009 and 2010, it was awarded Parent Picks from Nickelodeon for Best Museum. The Museum welcomes over 200,000 visitors annually and reaches nearly 650,000 children and adults through the nation’s oldest and largest African cultural festival and other partnerships. Annually, the Museum reaches out to educators in each and every elementary and secondary school throughout all of Michigan’s 83 counties as well as Ohio’s 21 northeastern and northwestern counties.  Read more about the museum at their website.