Detroit African-American History Museum to open Aretha Franklin exhibit this week

The exhibit will be titled “Think.”

September 23, 2018
Detroit African-American History Museum to open Aretha Franklin exhibit this week Aretha Franklin poses on the red carpet before the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors December 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.   MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images
Detroit African-American History Museum to open Aretha Franklin exhibit this week DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 28: The body of Aretha Franklin lies in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History on August 28, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin will lie in repose at the museum on August 28 and 29 for the public to pay their respects. The funeral will be held August 31 at Greater Grace Temple.   Photo by Paul Sancya-Pool/Getty Images
ADVERTISEMENT

The Detroit African-American History Museum is opening an exhibit on Aretha Franklin this month after the soul singer died in August.

The Detroit Free Press reports the exhibit, which will run from Sept. 25-Jan. 21, will be followed by a long-term exhibit that is expected to open in 2020.

When it opens on Tuesday, "Think" will feature the red dress and shoes that Franklin was dressed in on one of the visitation days following her death, an original vinyl copy of “Never Grow Old,”
Franklin's first recording, and photos. According to the local publication, the exhibit will rotate materials throughout the exhibit.

R&B
More from FADER Video
Detroit African-American History Museum to open Aretha Franklin exhibit this week