The DuSable Museum of African American History

Event Highlights


December 10, 2014

Family Activities and Holiday Hours Announced! The DuSable Museum of African American History invites all of Chicagoland to “Du Something Festive” and celebrate the holidays at the nation’s oldest African American History Museum.

Welcome to Museum Campus South!

July 30, 2014

Museum Campus South is a collection of seven museums located in the heart of Chicago’s mid-South Side including the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Oriental Institute Museum, the Renaissance Society, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, the Smart Museum of Art, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

The DuSable Museum is proud to be a 2013-2014 Community Partner of Clear Channel Entertainment, Inc.

July 30, 2014

The DuSable Museum of African American History would like to thank Clear Channel for being a community partner!

Summer 2014 Newsletter

July 27, 2014

DU Something Amazing at The DuSable Museum of African American History!


July 8, 2014

A sweeping romantic drama written by, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN takes the sisters and their lovers on a journey through the war which is powerful, intensely emotional and, as the response of readers around the world has shown, it is a story which can touch everyone’s heart. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor (Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner 12 Years a Slave star; 5 time Golden Globe nominee Thandie Newton, (Crash, Mission Impossible II, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Chronicles of Riddick, Beloved, For Colored Girls), Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, For Colored Girls) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer. She has been called "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature Adichie has honoured as a Hodder fellow, MacArthur Fellow, and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Fellow.

40th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

June 15, 2014

Presented by Lincoln Motor Company the Festival is a showcase for local artists, an exhibition of fine art and unique and hand-crafted work which features artists working in traditional, ethnic and experimental fine arts and crafts that relate to African-American themes, identity, history and culture, and underscores our mission of preserving the history and culture of the African-American experience. We also celebrate Dr. Margaret Burroughs (1915-2010), Founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Brandon Barnes, Docent at The DuSable Museum plays “Jeopardy!”

June 10, 2014

Brandon Barnes mentions The DuSable Museum of African American History on popular TV show, "Jeopardy!"

Will Downing recently purchased his membership to the The DuSable Museum. Are you a Member?

May 22, 2014

Will Downing stopped by The DuSable for a Music Experience with Dedry Jones. People were lined up around the block to see Will Downing at the Music Experience with Dedry Jones at the DuSable Museum. Were you there? Did you find out on Facebook, Twitter or through a special message?

Join us for the 2nd Annual Civil War Family Day: The Battle of Nashville!

May 21, 2014

This history-packed day will be filled with riveting battle re-enactments; engaging historic character re-creations including Frederick Douglass, Harriett Tubman, and President Abraham Lincoln.

A Celebration of Yemanjá

May 20, 2014

Najwa Dance Corps, Gingarte Capoeira Chicago, Sister Iya Adesanya and more!