DuSable Museum of African-American History, Chicago

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DuSable Museum of African-American History Reviews
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  • We chose this place as our last 'attraction' to visit on the last day of our week in Chicago. The museum is of historical significance (perhaps even more so in the current political climate?), and the...  more »
  • I went here when visiting a friend who is a University of Chicago student. It was a 20-minute walk from the university, and well worth the visit. I went on a free day, but I was so impressed, I donate...  more »
  • Nice exhibits on Harold Washington and the Black Panthers and a not so necessary exhibit on Military Service (IMO); the current temporary photo exhibit is worth viewing. I would have preferred some mo...  more »
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  • I have to give this museum 3 stars, though I will purchase a membership this year, simply to support this museum. I felt this museum on the top level was more of an art museum than a history museum. The bottom part does an excellent job of the historical parts, but I am lost on how to categorize this museum. The layout is very weird. It is a beautiful museum, but...you have a part with the mayor, a part of art, slave history and many other parts, but it just doesn't flow correctly. I feel it should tell the story of African American history on one level and then Chicago African American history on another level. Where is President Barack Obama, Jesse White and all the famous Chicago and Illinois African Americans? Lawyers, doctors, politicians, etc. I will be joining as a member and I hope they can do more with this museum.
  • I wont be able to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture when I visit DC in August, but this was an amazing alternative. It was so informative and I loved how centered around Illinois and Chicago history it was. I felt there was a perfect balance between historic elements and contemporary.
  • a little disappointed. I was expecting more. I wanted to see different times in black history, clothing, music, art. Its a beautiful place and the grounds. Was expecting more.
  • The exhibit about the past present and future of black people in America on the lower level is a must see for all ages. The Harold Washington exhibit and blacks in the military were eye opening. The atmosphere prompts mixed emotions, frome anger to pride and everything between. Conversations are sparked between strangers over memories provoked by the stories expressed through art on display. It's a small museum, but it's full of history.
  • The experience at the desaba Museum was great for the boys, hopefully they could necked with the our ancestors. Will work over the connection during the summer. Thanks to all who helped fund this trip.

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