Aretha Franklin: To Lie In State In Detroit

Aretha Franklin

Thousands of fans are gathered in Detroit to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, who died nearly two weeks ago.

Franklin’s body will lie in state for two days at an African American museum in her home town, Detroit, before her funeral there

The museum also hosted civil rights activist Rosa Parks’s viewing in 2005.

Detroit, seen as the home of soul music, is treating Franklin’s death as the passing of royalty.

A week of mourning is being held in the city.

The 76-year-old’s body will be on public view on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History.

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