The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s 39th annual African World Festival celebrated its 39th anniversary this July with a return to the location where the festival got started: Detroit’s Hart Plaza.

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The annual African World Festival, the largest celebration of the African diaspora in Detroit, featured a host of musical performers; special programming for children and families, like storytelling and a walking history tour; information booths with community resources; and more than 150 food, art and clothing vendors. The festival ran July 15-17, 2022.

One Detroit contributing producer AJ Walker takes viewers to Hart Plaza on Detroit’s riverfront for a look at how the 39th annual African World Festival played out this year.

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