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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The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District's generous support of the museum.

Operating as usual

08/26/2021

You don't want to miss this unique and immersive virtual exhibit that allows you to experience a peek into what the historic #MarchOnWashington was like. Join us for a Facebook Live stream this Saturday at 7 p.m., for our commemorative ceremony of this historic day, featuring musical acts, spoken word, and more. And come out soon to the DuSable Museum to experience "The March" exhibit firsthand.

RSVP to the live stream here: https://fb.me/e/2xTrOyVN6.

08/24/2021

Join us on Facebook Live this Saturday, 8/28, for a commemorative ceremony of the #MarchOnWashington, which occurred on that same date, 58 years ago. The event will feature musical performances, spoken word, and more. RSVP here: https://fb.me/e/2xTrOyVN6

And be sure to come and visit us soon to experience our virtual exhibit "The March," which puts you in the shoes of those who were in attendance at the historical occasion in 1963. The exhibit will be open to the public following this weekend's event.

Chicago PEACE announces first ever Back2School Chicago PEACE Week, August 23nd - 28th, sponsored by Target, Blue Cross B...
08/17/2021

Chicago PEACE announces first ever Back2School Chicago PEACE Week, August 23nd - 28th, sponsored by Target, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Leo Burnett, and Amazon. Chicago PEACE Week will operate from strategically placed care-hubs throughout underserved neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and west sides. PEACE Week is a philanthropic initiative supporting families, and Chicago’s school-aged youth. Chicago PEACE Week will offer guidance, encouragement and hope for the greater Chicago community, while also providing families with the tools, support, supplies and practical resources needed to prepare students for a successful school year. Care-hub locations include Nicholson-Stem in Englewood, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy in Brighton Park and Sumner Elementary in North Lawndale. Hub activations include supply drives, immunizations, community beautification, art activations and more.

Chicago PEACE Week begins on Monday, August 23rd, and ends on Saturday, August 28th, with the first annual PEACE Walk culminating, the Chicago PEACE Family Festival at The Dusable Museum of African American Art, featuring performances from prominent Chicago artists and family-fun activities to round out the week.

For more info on confirmed activation and activities, visit www.ChicagoPeace.org

Chicago PEACE announces first ever Back2School Chicago PEACE Week, August 23nd - 28th, sponsored by Target, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Leo Burnett, and Amazon. Chicago PEACE Week will operate from strategically placed care-hubs throughout underserved neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and west sides. PEACE Week is a philanthropic initiative supporting families, and Chicago’s school-aged youth. Chicago PEACE Week will offer guidance, encouragement and hope for the greater Chicago community, while also providing families with the tools, support, supplies and practical resources needed to prepare students for a successful school year. Care-hub locations include Nicholson-Stem in Englewood, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy in Brighton Park and Sumner Elementary in North Lawndale. Hub activations include supply drives, immunizations, community beautification, art activations and more.

Chicago PEACE Week begins on Monday, August 23rd, and ends on Saturday, August 28th, with the first annual PEACE Walk culminating, the Chicago PEACE Family Festival at The Dusable Museum of African American Art, featuring performances from prominent Chicago artists and family-fun activities to round out the week.

For more info on confirmed activation and activities, visit www.ChicagoPeace.org

Due to dangerous weather conditions, tonight's Jazz performance has been canceled. Please stay tuned for an announcement...
08/11/2021

Due to dangerous weather conditions, tonight's Jazz performance has been canceled. Please stay tuned for an announcement of the rescheduled date. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your support of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Due to dangerous weather conditions, tonight's Jazz performance has been canceled. Please stay tuned for an announcement of the rescheduled date. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your support of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

DuSable Museum Presents: Drum Talk Annual Book & Literary Fair, Saturday, October 9th, 10am - 7pm. Limited Availability ...
08/11/2021

DuSable Museum Presents: Drum Talk Annual Book & Literary Fair, Saturday, October 9th, 10am - 7pm. Limited Availability - RSVP by September 17th! Hope to see you there!

DuSable Museum Presents: Drum Talk Annual Book & Literary Fair, Saturday, October 9th, 10am - 7pm. Limited Availability - RSVP by September 17th! Hope to see you there!

Enjoy great salsa music at our #DuRhythm music series this week, as a part of weekly #DuSummer events. Thursday, we’re h...
07/28/2021

Enjoy great salsa music at our #DuRhythm music series this week, as a part of weekly #DuSummer events. Thursday, we’re honored to have Santiago & INFRAVERDE hitting the stage and we hope to see you there! Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. More info and tickets available here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/event/du-summer-events-2021/

Enjoy great salsa music at our #DuRhythm music series this week, as a part of weekly #DuSummer events. Thursday, we’re honored to have Santiago & INFRAVERDE hitting the stage and we hope to see you there! Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. More info and tickets available here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/event/du-summer-events-2021/

Come out and enjoy great energy and equally amazing music by joining us every Wednesday for our #DuJazz music series, as...
07/27/2021

Come out and enjoy great energy and equally amazing music by joining us every Wednesday for our #DuJazz music series, as a part of #DuSummer. Tomorrow, we have the wonderful Thaddeus Tukes hitting the stage and we hope to see you there! Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. More info and tickets available here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/event/du-summer-events-2021/

Come out and enjoy great energy and equally amazing music by joining us every Wednesday for our #DuJazz music series, as a part of #DuSummer. Tomorrow, we have the wonderful Thaddeus Tukes hitting the stage and we hope to see you there! Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. More info and tickets available here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/event/du-summer-events-2021/

Starting tonight, #DuSummer Fridays will be dedicated to #DuHouse, where Chicago’s Underground Club culture of the 1980s...
07/23/2021
DuHouse | DuSable Museum of African American History

Starting tonight, #DuSummer Fridays will be dedicated to #DuHouse, where Chicago’s Underground Club culture of the 1980s gave birth to House Music. Tonight, at our Roundhouse Plaza, we have Andre Hatchett & The People's Choice! You don't want to miss this! Tickets available here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/event/duhouse-summer-series/

Fridays will be dedicated to DuHouse, where Chicago’s Underground Club culture of the 1980s gave

07/22/2021
Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project

Saturday, July 24, 2021; Program begins at 10:00 AM, Ride at 10:30 AM Chicago Military Academy, 3519 S. Giles.
Join us for the 3rd annual bike tour to learn about the history of key places and people connect to the 1919 riots. The tour will also highlight important institutions connected to Black resistance and resilience like the Chicago Defender, Chicago Bee, Ida B. Wells, and Victory Monument. We will reconvene at Chicago Military Academy for a light lunch provided by Ain't She Sweet while commemorate those killed during the race riots of 1919
#race_riot #dusable_museum #chicago_history #african_american_history

Join us https://crr19biketour2021.eventbrite.com/ for the 3rd annual bike tour to learn about the history of key places ...
07/22/2021

Join us https://crr19biketour2021.eventbrite.com/ for the 3rd annual bike tour to learn about the history of key places and people connect to the 1919 riots. The tour will also highlight important institutions connected to Black resistance and resilience like the Chicago Defender, Chicago Bee, Ida B. Wells, and Victory Monument. We will reconvene at Chicago Military Academy for a light lunch provided by Ain't She Sweet while commemorate those killed during the race riots of 1919

Join us https://crr19biketour2021.eventbrite.com/ for the 3rd annual bike tour to learn about the history of key places and people connect to the 1919 riots. The tour will also highlight important institutions connected to Black resistance and resilience like the Chicago Defender, Chicago Bee, Ida B. Wells, and Victory Monument. We will reconvene at Chicago Military Academy for a light lunch provided by Ain't She Sweet while commemorate those killed during the race riots of 1919

Enjoy great salsa music at our #DuRhythm music series this week, as a part of weekly #DuSummer events. Thursday, we’re h...
07/22/2021
DURHYTHM | DuSable Museum of African American History

Enjoy great salsa music at our #DuRhythm music series this week, as a part of weekly #DuSummer events. Thursday, we’re honored to have Papo Santiago & INFRAVERDE hitting the stage and we hope to see you there! Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. More info and tickets available here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/event/durhythm-summer-series/

DURHYTM the diaspora featuring Latin and American beats of Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata. Afro Beat,

The “Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage Through The South And Reconfigured For The Benefit Of Enlightened Aud...
07/16/2021

The “Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage Through The South And Reconfigured For The Benefit Of Enlightened Audiences Wherever Such May Be Found, By Myself, Missus K.E.B. Walker, Colored” exhibit is here! Come experience the magic of Kara Walker's art for yourself starting tomorrow at our Roundhouse. The exhibit is in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art at @uchicago and Toward Common Cause. This Saturday, open late 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. All museum ticket holders on Saturday are welcome to stay for the #DuRhythm performance. RSVPs are open on our website. It is a must-see!

The “Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage Through The South And Reconfigured For The Benefit Of Enlightened Audiences Wherever Such May Be Found, By Myself, Missus K.E.B. Walker, Colored” exhibit is here! Come experience the magic of Kara Walker's art for yourself starting tomorrow at our Roundhouse. The exhibit is in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art at @uchicago and Toward Common Cause. This Saturday, open late 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. All museum ticket holders on Saturday are welcome to stay for the #DuRhythm performance. RSVPs are open on our website. It is a must-see!

Due to inclement weather, the DuRhythm event has been RESCHEDULED to this Saturday July 17. Doors will open at 5pm, and ...
07/16/2021

Due to inclement weather, the DuRhythm event has been RESCHEDULED to this Saturday July 17. Doors will open at 5pm, and music starts at 6:00!

All tickets purchased for yesterday's DuRhythm event will be honored on Saturday, July 17.

We apologize for any inconvenience and value your support. We hope you continue to enjoy our DuSummer events!

Thank you!

Due to inclement weather, the DuRhythm event has been RESCHEDULED to this Saturday July 17. Doors will open at 5pm, and music starts at 6:00!

All tickets purchased for yesterday's DuRhythm event will be honored on Saturday, July 17.

We apologize for any inconvenience and value your support. We hope you continue to enjoy our DuSummer events!

Thank you!

Enjoy great energy and equally amazing music by joining us every Wednesday for our #DuJazz music series, as a part of #D...
07/13/2021

Enjoy great energy and equally amazing music by joining us every Wednesday for our #DuJazz music series, as a part of #DuSummer. Tomorrow, we’re honored to have Joan Collaso hitting the stage and we hope to see you there! Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. More info and tickets available here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/event/du-summer-events-2021/

Enjoy great energy and equally amazing music by joining us every Wednesday for our #DuJazz music series, as a part of #DuSummer. Tomorrow, we’re honored to have Joan Collaso hitting the stage and we hope to see you there! Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. More info and tickets available here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/event/du-summer-events-2021/

🚨🚨🚨It seemed a simple act, as the ambassador of France to the United States, Philippe Etienne, pinned the asterisk-shape...
07/02/2021
French ambassador awards DuSable Museum CEO France’s highest honor in arts

🚨🚨🚨It seemed a simple act, as the ambassador of France to the United States, Philippe Etienne, pinned the asterisk-shaped, green-enameled medal onto the lapel of Perri Irmer, president and CEO of Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History.

Considering The Order of Arts and Letters is France’s highest honor in the arts — doled annually to only a few hundred people worldwide — it was so much more.

The Order of Arts and Letters was established in 1957 to recognize eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts and culture in France and throughout the world

“Perri Irmer is the very embodiment of these qualities, for her commitment to the relationship between France and Chicago,” said Etienne, in Chicago as part of a three-day Midwestern tour primarily to promote trade, with stops in Illinois and Wisconsin.

(Source - The Chicago Sun-Times)

DuSable Museum of African American History President and CEO Perri Irmer received The Order of Arts and Letters for museum programs highlighting the relationship between African Americans and the French.

06/24/2021

Due to inclement weather, we need to cancel DuRhythm at DuSable Museum of African American History on June 24th, 2021. We understand that this change may cause great inconvenience for you and are sincerely sorry. However, all today’s tickets will be honored on July 1st, 2021. See you there!

We highly appreciate you being a part of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

06/19/2021

The block party portion of our festivities is underway. Tickets are sold out, but stay tuned here for highlights! #DuJuneteenth

06/19/2021

DuSable President Perri Irmer, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and more are about to step to the podium to officially reopen the DuSable Museum and kick off the DuSable Museum Juneteenth Reopening & Block Party! Will you celebrate Du Junteenth with us? Admission is free, and don’t forget you can follow the celebration on our IG and Twitter all day! Learn more about the event here: https://bit.ly/3xmNC10

06/19/2021

Help us celebrate our 60th Anniversary, reopening and Juneteenth. The legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of deep hope and urgent organizing in uncertain times. America is at a crossroads, and it is more important now than ever before to raise the voices of those who came before us, and inspire those who will live to tell the story for future generations.

Please consider donating $60 to celebrate the DuSable Museum of African American History 60th Anniversary today, so that we can continue to preserve and present our truth.

The Block Party portion has sold out, but our afternoon programming is still open. Join us this Saturday for the DuSable...
06/18/2021

The Block Party portion has sold out, but our afternoon programming is still open. Join us this Saturday for the DuSable Museum Juneteenth Reopening and Block Party! Can’t wait to see you all there! https://bit.ly/3xmNC10

The Block Party portion has sold out, but our afternoon programming is still open. Join us this Saturday for the DuSable Museum Juneteenth Reopening and Block Party! Can’t wait to see you all there! https://bit.ly/3xmNC10

DuSable Museum Juneteenth Reopening. June 19, 2021 start time: 11:00AM. Share your experience on social by tagging us an...
06/14/2021

DuSable Museum Juneteenth Reopening. June 19, 2021 start time: 11:00AM. Share your experience on social by tagging us and using: #dujuneteenth.⁠⁠⁠⁠
⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠RSVP here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/reopening

Join us “Juneteenth,” Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11:00 AM with a “Welcome Back” Ceremony celebrating the return to busi...
06/02/2021

Join us “Juneteenth,” Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11:00 AM with a “Welcome Back” Ceremony celebrating the return to business the nation’s first independent Black History Museum.

RSVP here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/reopening

#dujuneteenth #juneteenth

Join us “Juneteenth,” Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11:00 AM with a “Welcome Back” Ceremony celebrating the return to business the nation’s first independent Black History Museum.

RSVP here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/reopening

#dujuneteenth #juneteenth

National Museum of African American History (NMAAHC) and Culture and Smithsonian magazine present: Historically Speaking...
06/02/2021

National Museum of African American History (NMAAHC) and Culture and Smithsonian magazine present: Historically Speaking: In Remembrance of Greenwood

June 2 | 7 p.m. Eastern

Register here...

https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp

National Museum of African American History (NMAAHC) and Culture and Smithsonian magazine present: Historically Speaking: In Remembrance of Greenwood

June 2 | 7 p.m. Eastern

Register here...

https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp

For Those Who Served and Those Who Currently Serve!All Illinois Gold Star Families will receive Free Admission to the Du...
05/31/2021
Memorial Day Announcement | DuSable Museum of African American History

For Those Who Served and Those Who Currently Serve!

All Illinois Gold Star Families will receive Free Admission to the DuSable Museum of African American History, beginning on its Reopening Day of "Juneteenth," June 19, 2021. This adds to the Museum's current Free Admission policy for active-duty military personnel and first responders with current I.D.

Free Admission categories are honored year-round, every day the Museum is open. Gold Star Family admission will be honored for up to four (4) guests per visit. Timed entry and special exhibits are excluded.

For Those Who Served and Those Who Currently Serve!   All Illinois Gold Star Families

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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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Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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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