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Aretha Franklin: Lines form early for first day of Queen of Soul's public visitation in Detroit

Posted: 5:41 AM, Aug 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-28 13:01:08Z

Thousands of people will visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit for Aretha Franklin's visitation, and mourners lined up early ahead of Tuesday's viewing.

Lines started as early as 5 a.m. Tuesday ahead of the doors opening at 9 a.m. 

For those planning on attending and paying respects, there are a few things to keep in mind. No pictures or videos can be taken once entering the museum. At the family's request, recording devices will not be allowed during the viewing.

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All guests will be instructed to turn off and store all electronic devices before entering.

Due to the expected crowds, the museum strongly suggests carpooling and ride-sharing.

The City of Detroit has relaxed parking restrictions in metered zones during the visitation.

The visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday. A private funeral for Franklin will be held on Friday, though it will be carried live online and on Scripps station WXYZ in Detroit.