The DuSable Museum of African American History

Event Photos

Half of a Yellow Sun

Were you in the audience on Sunday for the screening and discussion of "Half of a Yellow Sun?" What are your thoughts of the film and discussion? Would you like to see more films like this at the DuSable Museum? Photos by Edward Nightingale PHOTOS

Celebrating Museum Campus South

7 south side Museums and Institutions have joined together to form MUSEUM CAMPUS SOUTH. July 24th a press conference was held to announce the partnership and AUGUST AT MUSEUM CAMPUS SOUTH! Sponsored by Choose Chicago. For more information visit Photos by Duane Savage PHOTOS

Steppin Under the Stars on a Beautiful July Night

Over 2000 people came on on July 18th to Step Under the Stars at the DuSable Museum. Birthdays and Anniversaries were celebrated and a great time was had by all. Mark you Calendar for August 15th for the next "Steppin Under the Stars" Photos by Ed Nightingale (7/18/2014) PHOTOS

The Lincoln Journey at the 40th Annual DuSable Arts & Crafts

The 40th Annual DuSable Arts and Crafts Festival's presenting sponsor, The Lincoln Motor Company, brought several great 2015 cars for guests to test drive. Did you test drive a 2015 MKC? Photos By Duane Savage PHOTOS


A little rain can not stop SUMMER AT THE DU!. The Sounds of History Jazz Series started off great until the rains came but we went inside and it the show went on with Dana Hall, Xavier Breaker, & Charles Heath. We passed the food and drink and had a great time. We will see you on July 16th for A Tribute to John Coltrane. Photos by Duane Savage (6/18/14) PHOTOS

2014 Civil War Family Day Battle of Nashville

It was a beautiful day and people came out and enjoyed the day. Where you there? PHOTOS

Art, Wine, Wine and Entertainment: A.W.E. DU YOU

A great time was had by all as we tapped into the inner artist within. Great Music, Wine, and hands on artist stations. See you in October for the A.W.E. MASQUERADE (5/16/2014) PHOTOS


In celebration of the open of the exhibition "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast Brazil, we gathered for the Celebration of Yemanja and DuSable Members Reception! The Celebration continued with drumming, dancing, storytelling, and Capoeria demonstration. Photos

Mother to Son: A Frank Discussion and Letters of Love

On Thursday, May 1st a wonderful and heartfelt discussion was held with Mothers raising sons. The love was felt in the room as was concern, heartache, and hope. Photos by Duane Cyndi Savage PHOTOS

Bishop TD Jakes at the DuSable Museum

Bishop T.D. Jakes is at the DuSable Museum speaking with Pastor John Hannah about his motivation for the book INSTINCT - The Power to Unleash Your Inner Drive! PHOTOS

Comcast Cares at the DuSable Museum

Saturday, April 26, 2014, Comcast Cares Volunteers came to the DuSable Museum to help spruce up the theater dressing rooms and the outside railings and park benches. The DuSable Museum would like to say a grateful THANK YOU to Comcast and the Comcast Cares Volunteers! Photos by David Spearman PHOTOS

Question Bridge: A Dialogue Amongst Men

Were you in the audience for the "Dialogue Amongst Men?" What are your thoughts? Get ready for the next conversation,"Mother to Son: A Frank Discussion and Letters of Love" on May 1, 2014. Photos by David Spearman PHOTOS

A Conversation with Delroy Lindo at the DU!

Saturday, April 12th, actor and executive producer of the exhibition, "Question Bridge: Black Males," Delroy Lindo had a conversation with 400 guests at the DuSable Museum. His message was, especially to the young men in the audience, powerful and enlightening. The exhibition "Question Bridge: Black Males will be at the DuSable Museum thru May 18th Photos by David Spearman. PHOTOS

Crisis in the Congo

Maurice Carney, Executive Director of Friends of the Congo and Andy Mbuyi, President, Congolese Community of Chicago spoke at the DuSable Museum spoke on the Crisis in the Congo. Photos by David Spearman. PHOTOS

2014 A Night of 100 Stars! (Gala)

2014 A Night of 100 Stars! (Gala) PHOTOS

2014 A Night of 100 Stars! (Red Carpet)

2014 A Night of 100 Stars (Red Carpet) PHOTOS


The MAAFA Journey ended with African American's life, tributes, and history in Chicago. Panelist included: Director of Education and Public Programming, Pemon Rami; Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Dr. Rev. Otis Moss; and Scholar and Historian, Christopher R. Reed. It was a vibrant way to end the series. Photos by Ed Nightingale, Jr. PHOTOS


The Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Day weekend was kicked off with a performance of "Suite DuSable: Vision of Faith" Composed and Conducted by Renee Baker. Photos by Duane Savage PHOTOS


The DuSable Museum, Illinois Amistad Commission, and Trinity United Church of Christ continued the MAAFA journey to New Orleans on Wednesday, Feb. 19th. with film and discussion led by Professor Jihad Muhammad & Masequa Myers Photos by Ed Nightingale, Jr. PHOTOS


POWER 92; SOUL106.3; and REJOICE 102 celebrated Black History Month at the DuSable Museum with Jennifer Hudson, Oakdale Covenant Church Youth Choir, On Air Personalities, and the Women of AKA giving tribute to the Black Sororities and Fraternities. Jennifer Hudson became a member of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Photos by Malrie Sonier PHOTOS


Over 400 people came to the DuSable Museum to view the film "12 Years a Slave" and participate in the discussion lead by Prof. Vaun Monroe - Cinema Arts, Columbia College; and Dr. George Bailey - Dept. of English, Columbia College. Special thanks to Avis LaVelle and the Illinois Lottery for their support of the event. Photos by: Malrie Sonier PHOTOS


Valentine's Day was special at the DuSable Museum's "AWE: The Art of Sensuality" event. Great people, dancing, performances, art and wine. Were you here? PHOTOS

DuSable Museum Member’s Reception Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow

Reception for the exhibition "Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black College. University of Chicago Professor Darryl Heller spoke on the relationship between Blacks and Jews. PHOTOS

MAAFA: Haiti

MAAFA: The Journey Continues. The next stop on the journey was Haiti. The Chicago Haitian, African American communities, and the members of Trinity United Church of Christ participated in the documentary and Lecture on the Haitian Revolution and its impact on America and the world. Sunday, Feb 16 at Trinity United Church of Christ and Wednesday, Feb 19th at the DuSable Museum the journey continues in New Orleans. Photos by Ed Nightingale, Jr. PHOTOS


The First of the MAAFA: African Holocaust Series (Ghana) happened on 2/5/14. PHOTOS

Blacks and Jews Documentary Screening

See photos from the Blacks and Jews Documentary Screening in January 2014 PHOTOS

The DuSable Museum Photo Gallery

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