The DuSable Museum of African American History

Current Exhibits

Question Bridge

Now thru May 18, 2014

The Final Installment of DuSable Museum's 3 part series on Black Males in America (Previous installments included, KKK: Kin Killing Kin, and THE ENDANGERED SPECIES: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man)

Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Services

"Red, White, Blue & Black," highlights the robust collection of militaria from the DuSable Museum’s permanent collection.

A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story

Featuring more than 150 artifacts, objects, campaign memorabilia and even archival footage!

The Freedom Now Mural

The nine by eight foot bas-relief carving illustrates 400 years of African American history including such notable figures such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, and Mary Mcleod Bethune, and such historic events as the 1831 Nat Turner led slave revolt and the “Little Rock Nine” school integration.

Africa Speaks

Over thirty-five years ago, The DuSable Museum opened an exhibition entitled Africa Speaks to showcase the diverse people and cultures and countries in Africa, but more importantly to illustrate the link that African Americans have to their ancestral legacy beyond the institution of slavery.

Thomas Miller Mosaics

Contemporary-style mosaic murals by Chicago artist Thomas Miller feature portraits of the eight founders of the DuSable Museum of African American History. In addition to these portraits are scenes of famous Chicagoans. Discover the American Civil War Like Never Before

Free Web Exhibition: is an exciting new website for teachers and students to see and learn about the issues, events, and people connected to the Civil War. Visit. Explore. Discover.

Geoffrey & Carmen: A Memoir in Four Movements (Web Exhibition)

If you didn't get to see the exhibition while it was at The DuSable Museum, experience it through this special microsite. Their exhibit included more than 90 paintings, sculptures, photographs, costumes, books and designs by the Tony Award winning director/choreographer/ artist/actor/author Geoffrey Holder and his award-winning wife, dancer/actress/choreographer Carmen DeLavallade.

Taking it to the Streets! The DuSable Mobile Museum

The DuSable Mobile Museum offers an exciting experience that is both educational and entertaining.