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DuSable Museum of African-American History, Chicago

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TripAdvisor
  • This is not a huge museum but I spent 2 hours there reading all the information , watching short videos on every topic from slavery , to notable people , to segregation . On the ground floor and a few...  more »
  • I learned a lot about Harold Washington here, but a lot of the rest of the museum's space was empty. Some of the exhibitions could have used more skillful curating. This little museum is in need of so...  more »
  • The museum is very small with a good deal of space not showing any exhibits. The existing exhibits are decent - the Harold Washington space and the 'slave ship' were memorable...but no mention of Afri...  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.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely great. Ok very interesting. Having a very good day. Praise the Lord.