Chicago >DuSable Museum of African American History
“love Dusable they have such a great wealth of black history art and the guides are ingaging and friendly.”
“love the store, I always find myself spending so much money especially on the mechanical pencils.”
The museum covers African American history overall, but a special emphasis on Illinois means exhibits like "A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story," which provide interesting insight into Chicago history.
biggest and best black history museum. I love Dusable they have such a great wealth of black history art and the guides are ingaging and friendly.
Cultural Experience!. The DuSable Museum is a great cultural experience for anyone who wants to learn more or experience African-American history. I love the store, I always find myself spending so much money especially on the mechanical pencils. I loved those items when I was a kid growing up. The sculptures and the exhibits is probably one of the most enlightening parts.
A beacon of history and culture on the South Side.. Chicago's first non-Native American resident was a black Haitian fur trader named Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable who settled along the banks of the Chicago River in 1779. Even so, many are still unaware of the museum that bears his name. Housed in a neoclassical building and surrounded by beautiful Washington Park, it was founded in 1961 by Margaret T. Burroughs as the first museum in the country to focus on the contributions of African Americans. Today it houses 13,000 artistic and anthropological treasures in the permanent collection, including original slave documents, art from the 19th and 20th centuries, the photography collection of Pulitzer Prize winner John Tweedle and a permanent exhibit on former Mayor Harold Washington. The museum also hosts major exhibitions, workshops, lectures, poetry readings, concerts, film series and art festivals throughout the year.
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