Landmark #1 – The DuSable Museum

Landmark #1 - The DuSable Museum

Located in Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side, the DuSable Museum of African American History was the first museum in the United States dedicated solely to the history and culture of African Americans. Founded in 1961 by prominent Chicagoans, DuSable houses over 15,000 pieces including art, print pieces, and historical mementos. Some of the permanent exhibits at the Dusable Museum include:

A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story (about Chicago’s first black mayor)

Paintings/Drawings/Sculptures: Masterpieces from the DuSable Museum Collection

Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Forces
Africa Speaks


The DuSable Museum also hosts special temporary exhibits throughout the year, topics of which might cover the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Panther Party, or emancipation.

The museum was named after Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a self-described “free mulatto man” who is widely recognized as the first permanent resident of Chicago and is formally considered the Founder of Chicago by the State of Illinois.

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