072120160080_1In collaboration with key partners, a broad base of community outreach and programs are key components of this effort. These include a comprehensive roster of school-based educational programs in development, including curriculum materials, workshops, tours, discussion forums and other teaching aids. These educational resources will serve as companion pieces to the museum experience, enabling more in-depth explorations of the historical and contemporary themes and topics raised in the exhibition.

Additionally, an array of community-based public programs, including inter-generational oral history projects, storytelling programs and experiences, and corporate and community training workshops are also planned.

Lastly, the launch of a wide range of community-based partnership programs will help to create a larger dialogue about current issues of racial equity and economic inclusion. To date, numerous and diverse community partners have enthusiastically agreed to be part of this effort, including the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, New Detroit, the Detroit Police Department, Focus: HOPE, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Young Professionals and Detroit Public Theater.