Aretha Franklin viewing to be held at Museum of African American History

Aretha Franklin viewing to be held at Museum of African American History


Detroit — Thousands are expected to pour into Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday and Wednesday to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin.

Paula Marie Seniors says the setting for the public viewings on Tuesday and Wednesday couldn't be more fitting.

The associate professor of Africana studies at Virginia Tech says Franklin is "being honoured almost like a queen at one of the most important black museums in the United States."

Seniors says the Queen of Soul was "a singer of the universe." The museum hosted a similar viewing for civil rights icon Rosa Parks after her 2005 death.