DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago

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  • This museum was good, there were a lot of different things to see. I don’t think this museum cost anything, we got in free. There was history on the military, the Chicago Major, Jim Crow, and so forth...  more »
  • You say very good friendly staff, came from Japan and slowly in English explained. Moreover, I do not know why half the ticket price! Exhibits are small dark content. Around the renovation of that seemed so maybe now exhibition is growing!
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  • Though a small museum (we took less than 2 hours to go through it thoroughly), this is a really interesting place. I appreciated that it went through African-American history up to the present day, no...  more »
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  • The museum is currently under renovation (as of 3/16/2018) but I still got to see the exhibits that are open. "Paper Gowns and Photography" was beautiful and the photos were thought provoking. "Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey to Equality" had historical artifacts on display and audio-visual historical clips that you can watch. One of the security guards, Mr. Hill, was present throughout the museum welcoming visitors and answering questions. I even got to speak to him about the racial challenges that other social groups have faced apart from African Americans. Go upstairs and watch Harold Washington. It's a life-like robotic representation of Harold Washington with moving arms and blinking eyes!
  • The exhibits are packs with valuable information. And they instill within the docents a high degree of integrity and knowledge. Ask for docent led tour of the museum. You will never forget it!
  • My family and I have visited this museum the last two times that we were in Chi-Town. There is really no place like it. Every exhibition, artifact and painting tells a story of our past. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. And they have the BEST gift shop, ever. So many cultural goodies in there.
  • As a Haitian American this exhibit also pertains to me and other Afro-Caribbeans. Over the years I got use to Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, and Afro-Latinos not being mentioned during black history month. This was different, to actually have a museum after a Haitian man, label it an African American Museum which is absolutely fine, and have no exhibit about him or Haiti is absolutely wrong. Also absolutely no mention that Stokely Carmichael is from Trinidad, the leader of the Black Panther Party. Blacks contributed so much to this nation and this museum does a major disservice to that. In my opinion this museum should change into a pan-african museum which would talk about the history and accomplishments within the African Diaspora. After Marvels Black Panther was released smashing record after record. Their was a sense of pride amongst blacks globally, a Pan African museum can capitalize from that and it would set itself apart from other African American museums.
  • A small museum with a great collection of African American artwork and historical artifacts. Free Day on Tuesday. Excellent community programs.
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