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Cosmetology Students Immerse Themselves in African American History

Cosmetology Students Immerse Themselves in African American History

In a quest to broaden their horizons and gain a deeper understanding of cultural heritage, all senior Cosmetology students recently embarked on a thought-provoking field trip to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in downtown Detroit.
For over half a century, the Charles H. Wright Museum has passionately dedicated itself to exploring and celebrating the rich cultural legacy of African Americans. Their vision extends beyond the confines of their walls, aiming to inspire greater understanding, acceptance, and unity in the world.
During their visit, our students had the privilege of immersing themselves in two captivating exhibits. First, they explored "Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design," a temporary exhibit showcasing the groundbreaking work of the renowned costume designer. It was a glimpse into the intersection of art, culture, and fashion.
The second exhibit, "And Still We Rise," provided a comprehensive journey through African American history. From the harrowing experiences of the Middle Passage to the courageous struggles of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond, this exhibit painted a vivid picture of African-American resilience and achievement.
Our students and staff left the museum inspired, with a deeper appreciation for the adversity and triumphs that have shaped African American history. This educational outing was not only an opportunity to explore history but also a chance to reflect on the cultural diversity that enriches our society.

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