DuSable Museum

Nation's Oldest Independent African American Museum Celebrating 60 Years

Why Dusable

DuSummer Series Tickets

DuSable Museum presents DuSummer Series: DuJazz, DuRhythm, DuHouse, DuComedy, & DuSteppin’ Day Party. DuSummer will take place five days per week, Wednesday through Sunday on the Plaza of the DuSable Museum Roundhouse.

Bessie Coleman's 100th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Ceremony

"Brave Bessie" and "Queen Bess", was American pilot. She was the first African American woman to hold a pilot's license and the first woman to hold an international pilot's license.
Image: Bessie Coleman, 1923

AeroStar’s Aerospace Talent Pipeline Project, in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History, The Boeing Company, United Airlines, Milhouse Charities, and many more, celebrates Queen Bess and the future of a more diverse and inclusive aviation industry.

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What's On



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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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.


Code Black Series

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.

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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