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.

Temporarily closed

George Perry Floyd Jr.October 14, 1973 - May 25, 2020Rest In Peace, our BrotherToday, we have AccountabilityTomorrow, we...
04/20/2021

George Perry Floyd Jr.

October 14, 1973 - May 25, 2020

Rest In Peace, our Brother
Today, we have Accountability
Tomorrow, we continue the fight for Justice
Always, the People will Rise

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Art by: Lukas Carlson Artist

George Perry Floyd Jr.

October 14, 1973 - May 25, 2020

Rest In Peace, our Brother
Today, we have Accountability
Tomorrow, we continue the fight for Justice
Always, the People will Rise

✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

Art by: Lukas Carlson Artist

We look forward to welcoming you all back into the museum!Memberships are open and we encourage you to join us. As a mem...
04/15/2021

We look forward to welcoming you all back into the museum!

Memberships are open and we encourage you to join us. As a member of DuSable Museum, you become part of an ongoing narrative of Black Storytelling. Come explore, engage, and enjoy the museum as an insider with special privileges.

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We look forward to welcoming you all back into the museum!

Memberships are open and we encourage you to join us. As a member of DuSable Museum, you become part of an ongoing narrative of Black Storytelling. Come explore, engage, and enjoy the museum as an insider with special privileges.

Du Something Impactful! Du Membership at the DuSable Museum!

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Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward EqualityPoster featuring Black Panther leader #FredHampton, who was killed i...
04/13/2021

Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality

Poster featuring Black Panther leader #FredHampton, who was killed in a police raid on December 4, 1969.

Check out our conversation with Fred Hampton Jr., Mama Akua Njeri, Attorney James D. Montgomery, moderated by Professor Kim Delaney.
https://www.dusablemuseum.org/aiovg_videos/conversation-with-fred-hampton-jr/

Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality

Poster featuring Black Panther leader #FredHampton, who was killed in a police raid on December 4, 1969.

Check out our conversation with Fred Hampton Jr., Mama Akua Njeri, Attorney James D. Montgomery, moderated by Professor Kim Delaney.
https://www.dusablemuseum.org/aiovg_videos/conversation-with-fred-hampton-jr/

Here at the DuSable Museum of African American History, every month is Black History Month!We look forward to reopening ...
04/12/2021

Here at the DuSable Museum of African American History, every month is Black History Month!

We look forward to reopening soon and invite you to become a member today and receive unlimited entry, early-bird notices of previews, special events, as well as merchandise discounts.

https://www.dusablemuseum.org/member/

Here at the DuSable Museum of African American History, every month is Black History Month!

We look forward to reopening soon and invite you to become a member today and receive unlimited entry, early-bird notices of previews, special events, as well as merchandise discounts.

https://www.dusablemuseum.org/member/

$1.8 billion in COVID relief is coming to Chicago and the arts must be included. We urge city investment in the many art...
04/08/2021

$1.8 billion in COVID relief is coming to Chicago and the arts must be included. We urge city investment in the many arts and cultural assets embedded in every neighborhood. We are ready to rebuild.

We ask that the City of Chicago invest $25 million for COVID relief for creative businesses and artists. Sign the petition! #artsmatter

📝👉 https://p2a.co/myKU9rb

$1.8 billion in COVID relief is coming to Chicago and the arts must be included. We urge city investment in the many arts and cultural assets embedded in every neighborhood. We are ready to rebuild.

We ask that the City of Chicago invest $25 million for COVID relief for creative businesses and artists. Sign the petition! #artsmatter

📝👉 https://p2a.co/myKU9rb

Step into history.  Walk in their footsteps. Dare to dream.Experience THE MARCH is an immersive exhibit featuring ground...
04/07/2021

Step into history. Walk in their footsteps. Dare to dream.

Experience THE MARCH is an immersive exhibit featuring groundbreaking immersive technologies. It starts with an audio experience that teaches you about the beginnings of the civil rights movement.

You are then invited to travel back in time via virtual reality to attend the 1963 March on Washington and witness firsthand the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.

Reopening soon. Become a member today!

https://www.dusablemuseum.org/member/

Step into history. Walk in their footsteps. Dare to dream.

Experience THE MARCH is an immersive exhibit featuring groundbreaking immersive technologies. It starts with an audio experience that teaches you about the beginnings of the civil rights movement.

You are then invited to travel back in time via virtual reality to attend the 1963 March on Washington and witness firsthand the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.

Reopening soon. Become a member today!

https://www.dusablemuseum.org/member/

"What will your legacy be?" ~ Dr. Margaret BurroughsWhen you partner with the museum, you demonstrate a shared commitmen...
04/06/2021

"What will your legacy be?" ~ Dr. Margaret Burroughs

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

Donate in support of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

https://www.dusablemuseum.org/support/

"What will your legacy be?" ~ Dr. Margaret Burroughs

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

Donate in support of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

https://www.dusablemuseum.org/support/

SOUTH SIDE STORIES: THE ART AND INFLUENCE OF DR. MARGARET T. BURROUGHS, 1960-1980The exhibition looks at the Art & Influ...
04/05/2021

SOUTH SIDE STORIES: THE ART AND INFLUENCE OF DR. MARGARET T. BURROUGHS, 1960-1980

The exhibition looks at the Art & Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960-1980, and explores the many facets which have contributed to the legacy of Dr. Burroughs (1917-2010) as a creator, placemaker, mentor, and activist during a period of radical social change.

Reopening soon! Become a member today.

https://www.dusablemuseum.org/member/

// Art details: Margaret Taylor Burroughs (American, 1973), Woman, 2006. Acrylic on canvas with cowrie shells. 32 1/4 height x 48 1/2 inches wide //

SOUTH SIDE STORIES: THE ART AND INFLUENCE OF DR. MARGARET T. BURROUGHS, 1960-1980

The exhibition looks at the Art & Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960-1980, and explores the many facets which have contributed to the legacy of Dr. Burroughs (1917-2010) as a creator, placemaker, mentor, and activist during a period of radical social change.

Reopening soon! Become a member today.

https://www.dusablemuseum.org/member/

// Art details: Margaret Taylor Burroughs (American, 1973), Woman, 2006. Acrylic on canvas with cowrie shells. 32 1/4 height x 48 1/2 inches wide //

Join us for a  live interview and Q&A session with Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black woman to serve in the US Senate ...
03/19/2021

Join us for a live interview and Q&A session with Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black woman to serve in the US Senate on 3/30/21.

During this #Priceless experience with our partner @Mastercard, you’ll learn about the trailblazing senator’s term serving Illinois and later appointment as the US Ambassador to New Zealand.

Limited time offer. Mastercard cardholders only. Quantities limited. T&Cs apply.

Click here to register 👉🏾 https://mstr.cd/3vGWUVy

Join us for a live interview and Q&A session with Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black woman to serve in the US Senate on 3/30/21.

During this #Priceless experience with our partner @Mastercard, you’ll learn about the trailblazing senator’s term serving Illinois and later appointment as the US Ambassador to New Zealand.

Limited time offer. Mastercard cardholders only. Quantities limited. T&Cs apply.

Click here to register 👉🏾 https://mstr.cd/3vGWUVy

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03/19/2021

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In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, today we celebrate our founder, Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs.An American visual artist, wr...
03/19/2021

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, today we celebrate our founder, Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs.

An American visual artist, writer, poet, educator, arts organizer, and often called “The Woman Who Helped Birth a Black Artistic Renaissance in Chicago”.

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In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, today we celebrate our founder, Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs.

An American visual artist, writer, poet, educator, arts organizer, and often called “The Woman Who Helped Birth a Black Artistic Renaissance in Chicago”.

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03/16/2021
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Discover the enormous impact of soul music and musicians on the #civilrights movement from a panel of experts during a f...
03/09/2021

Discover the enormous impact of soul music and musicians on the #civilrights movement from a panel of experts during a free #Priceless Experience at Home with our partners @Mastercard. 🎶

The event will be hosted by Dusable Museum president, Perri Irmer, and moderated by the museum's curator of American music, Tammy McCann. Join them along with expert panelists to learn how the music and activism of legendary soul artists contributed to the quest for equal rights. Then, join a Q&A session with the experts, which will include a chance to win a gift basket featuring a one-year museum membership, museum hoodie, T-shirt, and more.

Register here 👉🏾 https://www.priceless.com/m/arts-and-culture/product/163387/trace-the-impact-of-soul-music-on-the-civil-rights-movement

Exclusively for MasterCard holders. Quantities limited. Terms and conditions apply.

Discover the enormous impact of soul music and musicians on the #civilrights movement from a panel of experts during a free #Priceless Experience at Home with our partners @Mastercard. 🎶

The event will be hosted by Dusable Museum president, Perri Irmer, and moderated by the museum's curator of American music, Tammy McCann. Join them along with expert panelists to learn how the music and activism of legendary soul artists contributed to the quest for equal rights. Then, join a Q&A session with the experts, which will include a chance to win a gift basket featuring a one-year museum membership, museum hoodie, T-shirt, and more.

Register here 👉🏾 https://www.priceless.com/m/arts-and-culture/product/163387/trace-the-impact-of-soul-music-on-the-civil-rights-movement

Exclusively for MasterCard holders. Quantities limited. Terms and conditions apply.

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02/28/2021

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Watch! Art Chat Daddy Sims https://youtu.be/LrkQ0VQKAaw . Perri Irmer interviewing Alvin Chea and Jarrett Johnson about ...
02/25/2021
The Wednesday Night Edition of The Real Chat Daddy Show

Watch! Art Chat Daddy Sims https://youtu.be/LrkQ0VQKAaw . Perri Irmer interviewing Alvin Chea and Jarrett Johnson about the Lift Every Voice and Sing Grammy nomination. Impactful and Powerful! Listen to the duo’s memorable a capella arrangement of this inspirational song in #DolbyAtmos on TIDAL now.

Join us for all the top news and entertainment stories of the day and all the latest COVID-19 statistics. Happy Black History Month 2021Tonight’s show is ent...

The DuSable Museum’s very own!!
02/22/2021

The DuSable Museum’s very own!!

As we continue our #BlackExcellence at #CSU for #Blackhistorymonth we would like to recognize Dr. Kim Dulaney. Dr. Dulaney is an Assistant Professor at CSU. Her research interests include Black Creative Production and Popular Culture, Black Education, and Identity Construction. Dr. Dulaney serves on the board for The History Makers and Africa International House African Festival of the Arts. Thank you Dr. Dulaney for your work with CSU students!

Thank you to our Black History Month Sponsor
02/17/2021

Thank you to our Black History Month Sponsor

Thank you to our Black History Month Sponsor

Thank You To Our Black History Month Sponsor
02/16/2021

Thank You To Our Black History Month Sponsor

Thank You To Our Black History Month Sponsor

Thank you to our Black History Month Sponsor
02/16/2021

Thank you to our Black History Month Sponsor

Thank you to our Black History Month Sponsor

Today, February 16, 2021, the DuSable Museum of African American History will mark the 60th Anniversary of its founding ...
02/16/2021

Today, February 16, 2021, the DuSable Museum of African American History will mark the 60th Anniversary of its founding with a day-long Virtual Celebration which will highlight some of the Museum's milestones during its six decades of continuous cultural engagement and narration of the stories of Black excellence.

The Virtual Celebration, which can be accessed on the Museum's website will include:
A Video Tribute to Margaret Burroughs;
Musical and Dance Performances;
Interviews with artists, writers and Grammy-nominated performers;
Congratulatory Messages from Museum Professionals and Community Leaders;
Selections from the Museum's acclaimed "Code Black" series;
An online look at some of the Museum's current exhibitions;
...and a few surprises!

Today, February 16, 2021, the DuSable Museum of African American History will mark the 60th Anniversary of its founding with a day-long Virtual Celebration which will highlight some of the Museum's milestones during its six decades of continuous cultural engagement and narration of the stories of Black excellence.

The Virtual Celebration, which can be accessed on the Museum's website will include:
A Video Tribute to Margaret Burroughs;
Musical and Dance Performances;
Interviews with artists, writers and Grammy-nominated performers;
Congratulatory Messages from Museum Professionals and Community Leaders;
Selections from the Museum's acclaimed "Code Black" series;
An online look at some of the Museum's current exhibitions;
...and a few surprises!

Watch ABC7’S OUR CHICAGO:  BLACK VOICES OF CHANGE featuring “Brown Girl” viral poet, photographer’s protest photos, COVI...
02/03/2021

Watch ABC7’S OUR CHICAGO: BLACK VOICES OF CHANGE featuring “Brown Girl” viral poet, photographer’s protest photos, COVID disparities, Saturday @6PM or on-demand at abc7chicago.com.

Watch ABC7’S OUR CHICAGO: BLACK VOICES OF CHANGE featuring “Brown Girl” viral poet, photographer’s protest photos, COVID disparities, Saturday @6PM or on-demand at abc7chicago.com.

Cicely Tyson. What an incredible loss of an incredible woman of infinite grace. It was a blessing to have you grace us w...
01/29/2021

Cicely Tyson. What an incredible loss of an incredible woman of infinite grace. It was a blessing to have you grace us with your presence in 2018. We honor you Cicely Tyson.

Cicely Tyson. What an incredible loss of an incredible woman of infinite grace. It was a blessing to have you grace us with your presence in 2018. We honor you Cicely Tyson.

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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.
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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