This week The Charles H. Wright museum of African American History will celebrate the opening of a one woman show called Passing. It is the story of a light skinned African American woman who is separated from her brother and raised by different families. Their lives and their identities take a very different path as she is light skinned enough to “pass” for a white person in the segregated south.
Following the performance the floor will open for a discussion of race and identity. This is not only an interesting topic to tackle, but a way to talk about something that we usually sweep under the rug. Race does impact each of our lives, both positively and negatively, and this is a great way to start a discussion of how and why this is.
The show will open on February 1st and run through February 16th. To purchase tickets and find out show times, visit the website here. The Charles H Wright museum is located at 315 East Warren Ave. in Detroit.