Opens January 15, 2015
In 1965, musicians Muhal Richard Abrams, Phil Cohran, Steve McCall and Jodie Christian decided something had to be done to promote creative music and musicians on the South Side of Chicago.
Opens June 5, 2015
One of our largest permanent installations ever highlighting a chronological interpretation of the African Diaspora
Opens September 25, 2015
Collaboration forged with the singular purpose; to provide essential commentary on African art from an African American perspective.
Opens March 4, 2016
As early as the 1880s African Americans played baseball on military teams college teams and company teams.
Opens June 3, 2016
2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Great Migration.
Opens November 18, 2016
Celebrates the centennial of Margaret Walker Alexander’s birth by highlighting pivotal moments in African-American history and culture in the 20th Century.
Opens February 3, 2017
If you’ve ever seen images of the Civil Rights movement, chances are you’ve seen the photography of Ernest Withers. If you’ve ever seen pictures of Negro League Baseball, chances are it was a Withers’ image.
Opens June 1, 2017
Afrofuturism is an emergent literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past.
Opens May 4, 2018
The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art and the DuSable Museum of African American History are in the early stages of co-developing an exhibition to explore the vibrant cultures of Chicago’s South Side during the 1960s and 1970s.
Opens June 1, 2018
Over the centuries, East Africans have greatly distinguished themselves in India as generals, commanders, admirals, architects, prime ministers, and rulers. They have written a story unparalleled in the rest of the world: that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of military and political authority.
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