2017-18 GMR Kick-Off Event

Friday, October 13, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201


Great Michigan Read Author Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, will discuss “X: A Novel” at 7:00 pm in The Ford Freedom Rotunda in the Charles H. Wright Museum. Ms. Shabazz will be interviewed by Dr. Melba Joyce Boyd, Michigan Humanities Board Member and Distinguished Professor in African American Studies at Wayne State University.

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Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

This free event is open to the public.

Thank you to our Partners:

Meijer, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Scarab Club, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and WK Kellogg Foundation.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

The Historic Ford Estates, Detroit Public Library Foundation, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, Sarah Jury, MSU Federal Credit Union, Library of Michigan, Bill Alsover, Michigan Radio, and Public Policy Associates.

Michigan Humanities presents the Great Michigan Read to the entire state of Michigan.