Charles Wright Museum of African American History
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 6-8pm
The 4th Annual Tribute to General Gordon Baker Jr. Panel discussion with Reverend Dr. William Barber, II, Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, Rev. Edward Pinkney, and Maureen Taylor.
Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6-7pm
Let's give U.S. Representative Maxine Waters a warm welcome on Friday, March 31, 6-7 pm, at the Museum of African American History. Maxine Waters, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has been in the forefront of congressional resistance to the Trump administration. She did not participate in the inauguration or attend the State of the Union address and refuses to honor Trump "in any way, shape, form or fashion." Bill O'Reilly of Fox News recently taunted Waters on, of all things, her hair! In a kind of sexism experienced by female politicians, he attacked her looks instead of discussing her political views. According to the Huffington Post: During a segment of “Fox & Friends,” the show played a clip of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) speaking out against the discriminatory and bigoted practices of President Donald Trump’s supporters. When asked to give his response, O’Reilly killed two birds with one stone and made a comment that was both racist and sexist.“I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig,” he said. “Do we have a picture of James Brown? It’s the same wig.” This demands a response. Waters will appear at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History tomorrow, Friday, March 31, at 7 pm. Let's give her a warm Detroit welcome at 6-7 pm, showing our support for her efforts. Bring a sign. "We don't care about the hair . . . We support you, Maxine!" "Keep up the resistance" or something to that effect. Let's keep it positive, friendly, and fun. The museum is located at 315 E.Warren, Detroit, 48201.