Sep 24, 2018
By Jane Brown
The family of Aretha Franklin is looking at a new exhibit of her life at a Detroit museum as a test run to see if an Aretha Franklin museum is feasible.
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which hosted Franklin’s public viewings last month, will open the Think exhibit tomorrow through January 21st.
Among the items on display are the first record Franklin cut in Detroit and the red shoes she wore during one of the viewings.
Franklin’s niece, Sabrina Owens, says her aunt used to talk about having a Franklin family museum. She says it’s “not on the immediate horizon,” but the family will watch the public response to the exhibit to see if it’s possible.
Aretha Franklin died August 16th of advanced pancreatic cancer.