The DuSable Museum of African American History

Event Highlights

2015 A Night Of 100 Stars

February 19, 2015

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the DuSable Museum of African American History will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of Chicago’s most popular social events, the “A Night Of 100 Stars” Gala.


February 16, 2015

Kenyan-born Peres Owino explores, a tension that exists between Africans and African Americans.

AACM in Conversation

January 12, 2015

“AACM in Conversation…with the Founding Members” in conjunction with our current exhibition ‘Free at First’- The Evolution of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

Celebrate King Day 2015 at The DuSable Museum!

January 5, 2015

Reflecting on the Dream—Programming for the entire family!


December 10, 2014

Du Something Festive! 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.