DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago

4.2
#21 of 48 in Museums in Chicago
The DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art. It was founded in 1961 by Dr. Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, her husband Charles Burroughs, Gerard Lew, Eugene Feldman, Marian M. Hadley, and others. Taylor-Burroughs and other founders established the museum to celebrate black culture, at the time overlooked by most museums and academic establishments. The museum is located in Washington Park, on the South Side of Chicago. The museum has an affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution.
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  • This is a smaller museum but it is packed full of exhibits and history everyone needs to learn. The layout is very well thought out. There is a very lovely extensive collection of artifacts from one.....  more »
  • This is a very good place to go see for your self about black people history you should go there they are very nice  more »
  • As someone who didn’t grow up in the USA, I don’t have the historical context regarding the history of this country. I was very intrigued. The exhibits were detailed and easy to understand. Now I...  more »
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  • Always love going here because I can always find out something new or of interest about Afro Americans even before we were considered Americans not humans for that matter. Enjoy the arts and crafts and the entertainment
  • This is a fantastic museum. I would have likely given it 5 stars, but it's under construction, so I gave it a 4. Great place to learn, celebrate accomplishments and see history from the perspective of African Americans.
  • I don't know why I anticipated that the Museum would be so much larger and grander. Nonetheless it's packed with history though I couldn't spend as much time with materials as I wanted due to the two large groups (one was mine) visiting at the same time. I especially enjoyed the Chicago Black Panthers artifacts on view. Disappointed by the exhibit under construction.
  • This place is amazing! It was very informative with regards to the black soldiers during the war & their contributions. There are beautiful works of Black artist I wasn't familiar with. There's also a new feature with Harold Washington the 1st Black Mayor of Chicago. I really enjoyed my visit. If you haven't been yet it's a must see. Pls take the kids, very educational.
  • Historic museum overlooking lovely park hosting onsite events. Featuring summer outdoor events such as live jazz series, dancing and civil war re-enactments on the front lawn. Indoor special exhibitions thru out the year. Modestly priced membership and entry. Limited lot parking, some street parking.

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