During the public visitation for Aretha Franklin in August, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History made a quiet announcement.
An exhibition entitled “Think” will open on September 21 and run through January 21.
In a tribute to the Queen of Soul, the Wright Museum will feature photographs. wardrobe and various personal items belonging to Franklin, set within the context of her iconic career.
“Our goal is to showcase Aretha Franklin as the legendary singer and fashion icon she was, as well as to spotlight her impact as an activist for civil rights,” explained Delisha Upshaw, director of marketing and communications for the Museum.
The exhibition is being put together in close cooperation with Franklin’s family as an homage to the legendary singer who passed away on August 16. The Museum’s exhibition space was closed while Aretha’s body lied in state. By hosting “Think,” Upshaw feels this will give a reason for fans to return and take a more up close and personal look at the meteoric rise of Franklin’s career.