DuSable Museum

Nation's Oldest Independent African American Museum Celebrating 60 Years

Why Dusable

Tracing Our Roots

Tracing Our Roots
A concert by the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra

With vocal soloist Van Gilmer and conductor Philip Simmons. Featuring the music of Joseph Bologne, William Grant Still, and African American Spirituals. Tracing the travels of Jean Baptiste Point du Sable - from the Caribbean to France and New Orleans to Chicago

DuSummer Series

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DuSummer Series: DuJazz, DuRhythm, DuHouse, & DuSteppin’ Day Party.

What's On

Current
Exhibitions

Exhibition

Kara Walker Exhibition

Kara Walker: Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage through the South and Reconfigured for the Benefit of Enlightened Audiences Wherever Such May Be Found, By Myself, Missus K.E.B. Walker, Colored

An initiative of Toward Common Cause

Exhibition through October 16, 2021

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The March

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.

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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.

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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:

Video Voice Credit: Detrice Ward

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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.

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Troubled Waters:
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.

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Code Black Series

Collections

Pieces of 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 the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Conversation with Fred Hampton Jr.

Conversation with Fred Hampton Jr., Mama Akua Njeri, Attorney James D. Montgomery, Moderated by Professor Kim Delaney

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In Our Mothers’ Gardens

Dr. Kim Dulaney: Director of Education, DuSable Museum of African American History - Moderator   SHANTRELLE P.

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The Black Maternal Health Crisis Series: The Impact of Medical Racism

the DuSable Museum of African American History, Center for Health Equity Transformation, The Congressional Caucus On Black

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