We commit to use the donations given to preserve our world-renowned collection of masterpieces, sustain the museum’s daily operations and provide you with access to all the educational content we can.

Our Work

Our job does not stop once the artifacts are placed on the wall for our visitors to experience. We have dedicated our entire career to providing you with the best source of African American history possible through visual representation, events and educational experiences that will go down in history.


When you partner with the museum, you demonstrate a shared commitment to the cultural landscape of the city of Chicago and beyond.


Unrestricted gifts allow the museum to direct funds where they are most needed. You may also direct your gift toward a specific passion or interest, including:

  • Acquisitions
  • ​​Conservation
  • ​​Learning and public engagement programs and lectures
  • ​​Operating
  • ​​Contributions

If you would like to designate your gift for a particular purpose, please contact pirmer@dusablemuseum.org so we can work together to ensure that the intentions of your gift are clear.

Live and Streamed events


We are already moving with gratitude as we prepare __(powerful , healing, educational)  content to truly capture the history being made today. With your donations, we’ve been able to develop content with local change-makers and we look forward to continuing this effort.

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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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