The DuSable Museum of African American History

Event Highlights

QUESTION BRIDGE: BLACK MALES - MOTHER TO SON: A FRANK DISCUSSION AND LETTERS OF LOVE

April 22, 2014

Many black boys grow up in households with single Moms who are struggling to make ends meet. Join us at the DuSable Museum for a round table discussion surrounding the relationship between black mothers and their sons. Join us as we celebrate the mothers who struggle daily with the challenges of raising their boys to become productive men.

The DuSable Museum Presents Question Bridge: A Dialogue Amongst Black Men (Thursday, April 24th)

April 5, 2014

Guest speakers include: Kendall D. Moore, Dr. T. Hasan Johnson, Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, Ronald “Kwesi” Harris, Jedidiah Brown, Ja'Mal Green, Professor George Bailey, Runako Jaji and more!

2014 Night Of 100 Stars

March 4, 2014

As a signature celebration of African American achievement, the Gala salutes African American individuals that have left an indelible imprint on the community-at-large.

Shop at The DuSable Museum Store!

March 1, 2014

Books, Prints, Gifts, Audio and Video (tapes, CDs & DVDs) Handcrafted jewelry, exotic home decor, clothing and more!

Windy City Live: MAAFA Series

February 6, 2014

Pemon Rami of The DuSable Museum, and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III of Trinity United Church of Christ discuss collaboration of month long Black History Program. MAAFA includes the Arab and Atlantic slave trades, and continued through other forms of oppression to the present day.

“Suite DuSable: A Vision of Faith”

January 31, 2014

Composed and Conducted by Renee Baker - This symphonic poem presented in collaboration with Chicago Modern Orchestra Project and AACM, is a tribute to Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, the founder of Chicago.

When Freedom Replaced Fear: Illinois and the Underground Railroad

January 31, 2014

Due to its unique geographic position between the slave states of Missouri and Kentucky to the South, and the free territories of Canada to the North, scores of Africans found Illinois an ideal region to escape bondage.

Blacks and Jews (Film)

January 21, 2014

On January 30, Join us for the film "Blacks and Jews" -- This documentary attempts to go beyond the sensationalized media coverage and the stereotypes to examine several key conflicts from the point of view of both Black and Jewish activists.

“Roots in the Real World: African American Ecology”

January 14, 2014

"When Good Broccoli Goes Bad" offer young people the historical and nutritional food information they need to help them learn the value of healthy eating.

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

December 6, 2013

"When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace." Mandiba Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918 - 2013