The DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Day! Celebrate the “Founder of Chicago”!

DuSable Day! Celebrate the “Founder of Chicago”!



Marking Chicago’s 175th birthday, and in honor of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, this day long celebration features:

  • Haitian, African, and Native American Drumming Ceremonies
  • The Lira Ensemble’s African American/Polish American Concert
  • Multi-Cultural Dance and Musical Performances
  • Arts Workshops
  • Distinguished Speakers
  • Interactions with Historical Characters including: Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, his wife Kittahawa, and Potawatomi Tribesmen

DuSable Bust Sculpture by Erik Blome