DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Museum of African American History information

Chicago , USA
740 E 56th Pl
+1 773 947 0600
Getting there
Metro: Metra to 55th-56th-57th
Bus: 6
More information
adult/child $10/3, Sun free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sat, noon-5pm Sun
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This was the first independent museum in the country dedicated to African American art, history and culture. The collection features African American artworks and photography, permanent exhibits that illustrate African Americans’ experiences from slavery through the Civil Rights movement, and rotating exhibits that cover topics such as Chicago blues music or the Black Panther movement. It's affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.

Housed in a 1910 building, the museum takes its name from Chicago’s first permanent settler, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, a French Canadian of Haitian descent.