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DuSable Museum of African-American History, Chicago

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  • 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 »
  • The Dusable Museum WINS to be known and recognized located close to the University campus of medecinde of Chicago, it's incredibly and richly documented on the history of African Americans from the slave trade to the present day. The Museum is located on 3 levels whose part traces the path of Harold Washington the first black American elected mayor with a majority of white voters at the time or chicago was still a predominantly white city, without him Obama would have probably never been elected as US president. The Museum also recounts the great migration of Blacks at the time of Jim Crow laws in the South of the United States (laws establishing segregation between blacks and whites) and the industrial boom experienced by the cities of the North thanks to this migration. The Museum is also a wink at the Museum of African American history, which has just opened in Washington, or even tells other curiosities and customs related to the daily life of African-Americans (as the "quilt / Eiderdown" decorated transmitted from generation to generation). A Museum really hyper interesting and very moving also not to be missed!
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  • We spent several hours at this museum. Lots of history about the experience of African Americans through the centuries, from slavery, through Jim Crow, civil rights, up to the present. Very interestin...  more »
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  • The museum is nice, clean, and informative. I think some of the exhibits are really spread out and could use more content. My son purchased a necklace from the gift store that broke right off his neck no sooner than we left. Everything else we purchased seems to still be fine. Statues were a. It expensive not sure how authentic they are. Staff was courteous and parking was a bit confusing, but ended up being on the street. We were allowed pics without the flash and they have an area set up to tell your story if you'd like about your life back during civil rights
  • Situated in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, this museum is enriched with lots of history.We went there, taking advantage of their free admission days. Free admissions are on Sundays but one can always contribute in way of donation or their gift shop. Lots of information about the contribution done by the Afro american and Cuban Americans in the history of American evolution. I would encourage families with kids to visit here. Our 2 hrs well spent.
  • My experience was just ok, not very interactive and alot of reading required for those not familiar with African American history. I was disappointed and expected to see more of what I didn't already know. The exhibit of Mayor Harold Washington was great.
  • Worth visiting whilst in Chicago! Very educational. I always recommend to people planning on visiting Chicago!
  • It was ok. I expected a lot more, but it was ok for what it was. I wouldn't recommend it for families with young kids because there were no interaction for them.