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Ford Presents Charles H. Wright Museum with New Transit Van

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Ford Charles H. Wright Museum key presentation

From left to right: Pamela Alexander, director of community development, Ford Motor Co.; Blair Underwood, actor, director, producer; Juanita Moore, CEO, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History; Felicia Fields, group vice president for human resources & corporate services; Burt Jordan, VP Global Purchasing, and Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services

Ford donated a new Ford Transit van to the Charles H. Wright Museum during the 50th Anniversary Gala this past Saturday as a means to venerate a partnership that has been ongoing for nearly 20 years. The new van will be put into service and transport educational outreach program participants in the future.

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Ford was one of the early contributors to the creation of the museum, which opened in April 1997. In the time since, Ford has contributed more than $10 million to the Charles H. Wright Museum, which remains the largest African-American historical museum in the world. Ford has also been the underwriter for the Ford Freedom Award since 1999; the award is granted to significant cultural figures in African-American history.

“Ford has been a proud partner with the Wright Museum for several decades,” said Pamela Alexander, director of community development with the Ford Motor Company Fund, and event co-chairman. “We are honored to make this continued investment in educating adults and children alike about the culture of the African and African American experience. We applaud them for the great work they do.”

The theme of the 50th Anniversary Gala was, appropriately, “An Experience You Won’t Forget, a History You’ll Always Remember.

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