The DuSable Museum
The DuSable Museum is the first and oldest museum dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, study, and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. The Museum emphasizes their experience and contributions through exhibits, programs, archives, and activities.
The DuSable Museum filled a void caused by limited cultural resources available to African Americans in Chicago. It is an educational resource for African American history and culture and a focal point in Chicago for black social activism. The museum hosts political fundraisers, community festivals, and various events serving the black community. The museum’s model has been emulated in numerous other cities around the country.
Although it focuses on exhibiting African American culture, it is one of several Chicago museums that celebrates Chicago’s ethnic and cultural heritage.