DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Museum of African American History DuSable Museum of African American History is the first museum of its type in the country and is the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and achievements of African Americans.
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District's generous support of the museum.

Operating as usual

Read and discuss, February 8th @ 7:00pm, with DuSable's Drum Talk book club here on DuSable Museum of African American H...
01/23/2021

Read and discuss, February 8th @ 7:00pm, with DuSable's Drum Talk book club here on DuSable Museum of African American History

Buy the book Four Hundred Souls here semicolonchi.com/four-hundred-souls

Watch a discussion about the movie American Skin. The Dusable Museum is in conversation with the producer about police a...
01/18/2021
Dusable Museum Movie Interview

Watch a discussion about the movie American Skin. The Dusable Museum is in conversation with the producer about police accountability!!

King Day interview with Nate Parker and the film "American Skin".

The purpose of this discussion is to engage in focused deliberation towards the aim of identifying actionable asks that ...
01/14/2021

The purpose of this discussion is to engage in focused deliberation towards the aim of identifying actionable asks that can serve as solutions to a couple of blatant and egregious injustices and inequities that African Americans face in the United States.

We want to assist the incoming Presidential Administration in understanding the history, impact, and fact-based solutions to problems in the specific areas of police accountability which is an entry point for the issue of violence, education funding which includes student loan forgiveness/relief, and healthcare equity. We all are aware of the fact that there have been many Black Agendas, most contain the same century old broad demands. We want to operate under the belief that we are intelligent able-bodied participants in our fight for wellness in this land. We have been active and have gathered anecdotal experiences and researched facts that equip us to determine gaps, best practices, and relevant needs for ourselves and our communities.

Watch Live on King Day, Monday, January 18, 2021
12:00p Noon - 2:00p (CST)

Here on Facebook.com/DUSABLEMUSEUM
or www.DuSableMuseum.org

TONIGHT!!!
12/31/2020

TONIGHT!!!

We are so proud to have Tito's Handmade Vodka as a sponsor for this years (your) Virtual New Year’s Lounge!!! Thank you for helping us fulfill our goal!! #lovetitos Check out our amazing artists and tune in on New Years Eve to see an amazing virtual performance! More info at dusablemuseum.org

VIBRAPHONIST - Thaddeus Tukes

"THE VOICE" ALUM - Meagan McNeal

JAZZ GUITARIST - Fareed Haque

SPOKEN WORD ARTIST - Kendria K Love Harris

JAZZ VOCALIST - Tammy McCann

DJ - DJ Vince Adams

STARING
Joan Collaso & THE JAZZY DIVAS

Bobbi Wilsyn & Maggie Brown

12/29/2020

DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY PRESENTS

YOUR/ VIRTUAL NEW YEAR'S LOUNGE
SPONSORED BY

TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA
AND BY
PNC BANK

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE
HOPE, RENEWAL AND UNITY
FEATURING

VIBRAPHONIST - THADDEUS TUKES
"THE VOICE" ALLUM - MEAGAN MCNEAL
JAZZ GUITARIST - FAREED HAQUE
SPOKEN WORD ARTIST - K-LOVE
JAZZ VOCALIST - TAMMY MCCANN
DJ - VINCE ADAMS

STARING
JOAN COLLASO & THE JAZZY DIVAS
BOBBI WILSON & MAGGIE BROWN

COME RING IN THE NEW YEAR
AND BECOME A MEMBER
DECEMBER 31ST @ 11PM
ON VON.tv

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.DUSABLEMUSEUM.ORG

12/29/2020

Bring in the New Year (virtually) with with amazing musical performances! We are so thankful for Tito's Handmade Vodka for sponsoring Your/ New Years Lounge!!! Www.Dusablemuseum.org for more info

We are so proud to have Tito's Handmade Vodka as a sponsor for this years (your) Virtual New Year’s Lounge!!! Thank you ...
12/26/2020

We are so proud to have Tito's Handmade Vodka as a sponsor for this years (your) Virtual New Year’s Lounge!!! Thank you for helping us fulfill our goal!! #lovetitos Check out our amazing artists and tune in on New Years Eve to see an amazing virtual performance! More info at dusablemuseum.org

VIBRAPHONIST - Thaddeus Tukes

"THE VOICE" ALUM - Meagan McNeal

JAZZ GUITARIST - Fareed Haque

SPOKEN WORD ARTIST - Kendria K Love Harris

JAZZ VOCALIST - Tammy McCann

DJ - DJ Vince Adams

STARING
Joan Collaso & THE JAZZY DIVAS

Bobbi Wilsyn & Maggie Brown

Terrell Brown hosts OUR CHICAGO: LIVING WHILE BLACK.  A family from his own South Shore neighborhood, opens up about the...
12/11/2020

Terrell Brown hosts OUR CHICAGO: LIVING WHILE BLACK. A family from his own South Shore neighborhood, opens up about their life, surrounding violence and beating the odds, this Sunday at 11:30 PM and on abc7chicago.com. Also pregnant women talk about their struggle with health care in underserved communities.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture which is held from December 26 to January 1, Dr. Kim Dulane...
11/23/2020

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture which is held from December 26 to January 1, Dr. Kim Dulaney share seven tips why celebrating Kwanzaa in 2020-2021 is so important. https://youtu.be/OTemvO_MjOk

Congratulations, Joe and Kamala! History has been made. Our American democracy has been preserved. Our dream of America ...
11/07/2020

Congratulations, Joe and Kamala! History has been made. Our American democracy has been preserved. Our dream of America fulfilling its promise of equality is still alive. Now we must keep working to achieve this dream, and continue to make more good history - Together.

Watch and Share! Black Fine Art Month, Thursday, October 29th, https://dusablemuseum.online/. We are Examining the Black...
10/28/2020

Watch and Share! Black Fine Art Month, Thursday, October 29th, https://dusablemuseum.online/. We are Examining the Black Art Eco System Diane Dinkins-Carr, Chicago. October is Black Fine Art Month.

PigmentIntl.com
09/29/2020

PigmentIntl.com

Black Fine Art Month kicks off with an amazing conversation with the Roux Collective on Thursday October 1 at 5:30 pm CT. Produced by @janicebond the panel features @solesisterart @lovieolivia #rabéaballin and @blackboxpress

Complimentary registrations available at https://blackfineartmonth.eventbritestudio.com/

Thank you to our partners @dusablemuseum and @newdayculture.

Rain Falls From the Lemon Tree, Acrylic, Charcoal, Decorative Papers, Hand Stitching (2020) by @blackboxpress

#pigmentintl #blackartists #blackfineart #blackartexpo # blackartinamerica #art.black #dopeblackart #supportblackart #afropunk #blackartlibrary #blackart365 #blackfineartists #blacklivesmatter #chicagoart #chicagogalleries #blackartlibrary #blackart #chicago #deborahroberts #blackartecosystem #blackfineartmonth

ENOUGH.
09/23/2020

ENOUGH.

07/16/2020
MONEY/POWER

Join the Dusable Museum for a discussion on how to survive and even thrive in these economically tenuous times. Through the sharing of information and ideas, average wage-earners can change their financial positions and alter the trajectory of their entire family's economic potential.

Linocut on paper depicting an older woman visible from her chest to her head. Her face is turned slightly to the right, ...
07/12/2020

Linocut on paper depicting an older woman visible from her chest to her head. Her face is turned slightly to the right, and she gazes in that direction. She has short white hair and wears a wide-brimmed straw hat and a jacket fastened at the front with a safety pin. Print by Elizabeth Catlett.

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740 E 56th Pl
Chicago, IL
60637

We’re located near the CTA Red Line, Green Line, and several bus routes. We’re also nearby the 55th-56th-57th station on the Metra Electric Line and South Shore Line. For detailed directions, visit http://www.dusablemuseum.org/visit/directions/

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I have a large collection of Jim Crow material. Would you be interested in it?
Are virtual visits available?
Went there many years ago met Margaret she was Avery informative lady an proud of her Museum.
Tonight at 5:30-7pm! BWOP Chicago-Black Women Organizing for Power's Black Community Budget RoundTable RoundTable discussion about the impact of the city's budget on Black Chicagoans. https://www.facebook.com/events/1127000531028543/
Tonight at 5:30-7pm! BWOP Chicago-Black Women Organizing for Power's Black Community Budget RoundTable RoundTable discussion about the impact of the city's budget on Black Chicagoans. https://www.facebook.com/events/1127000531028543/
just a note concerning BlackHistoryMonth 2020 via; a Black History Maker: when was the last time you read a memoir or a nonfiction history books that'll introduce pride? BOTTOMLINE; We'll have to read them in order to know it and share it with our youth. It’s the only way to enlighten their sense's of ENTITLEMENT. As it does with others ethnic groups, who's taught it at an early age. PS: During slavery days Singing and Dancing and Entertaining the master’s, were means of survivors; for the most part. Like when master say “Boy you better beat your brother’s brains out” we did what master say,,, like it or not. Now day they reward us with MONEY & PRAISE. **************** Many people never wakeup, mostly because they've been taught to believe that they'll get a better life after they're die and gone... While the very one's who telling them is enjoying their's now, ie; the 1%'er and the Richs, but to each their own I say.
Many years ago when I visited there was a display in one of the back rooms about the August 4th celebrations that people used to attend in droves in Moberly, MO. Having been born in Chicago and moving to this small town of Moberly, I was quite surprised to actually see this, as I knew how big those 4th of Aug. (holiday for black people) Emancipation celebrations used to be. Your posters and pics were talking about so many people heading there by train, auto, etc., for the entire weekend. Do you still have that display is my question.
Brooke Greenwood