Inspire human progress through the collection of stories that protect African American history.Why Dusable
Watch our 60th Anniversary Celebration!
Watch as we commemorate 60 years of telling African-American history. We reflect on the past 60 years and look forward to the future.
Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality
Dedicated to the thousands of unsung lives given in the name of freedom and equality. This exhibition has been designed to take visitors on a journey through the African American experience addressing several key periods throughout history that many visitors have come to anticipate being a permanent fixture within a culturally specific institution such as the DuSable Museum of African American History. Enjoy the online exhibition:Learn More
South Side Stories: The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960-1980
The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960–1980. This exhibition explores influential Chicago artist and cultural leader Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs’s legacy as an artist, creator, activist and institution builder.Learn More
The Harold Washington Story
The Harold Washington Story, explores how Harold Washington became the first elected African American Mayor of Chicago in 1983 and chronicles his work as a public figure serving in the Illinois House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the City of Chicago.Learn More
TIME and executive producer Viola Davis invite you to experience a groundbreaking immersive exhibit that recreates one of the most iconic moments in American history, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.Learn More
Chicago 1919 Race Riot
Chicago 1919 Race Riot focuses on the historical moment that led to the murder of Eugene Williams on July 27, 1919 and the eight-day aftermath of violence that altered the city forever.Learn More
Fighting Racism in the Trenches: A Colored Woman in World War I
Fighting Racism in the Trenches tells the story of Kathryn Magnolia Johnson, who was among a small group of African American women who served during World War I.LEARN MORE
Clementine Hunter Collection
Pieces of Our History
The DuSable Museum's permanent collection continues to expand every day. This collection was started by Dr. Margaret Taylor Burroughs and her team and continues to broaden with present-day artists and all those in between. Allow this historical collection to unfold before your eyes at DuSable Museum of African American History.