DuSable Museum of African-American History

Type: History Museums, Museums

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The African-American experience is depicted in unique fashion at this museum. The project started as a small display in a teacher's home, and with lots of community effort, the labor of love got its own building in 1973. Thousands of artifacts, photos, paintings, drawings, sculptures and textiles are displayed, along with information describing the evolution of African-American culture. The civil rights movement of the 1960s is particularly detailed. Events like concerts, lectures, and poetry readings are held regularly. It's a relatively small museum by Chicago standards but no less important. Worth a trip and depending on interest level, much of the museum can be enjoyed within a couple of hours. Free admission on Sundays for everyone throughout the year.


Address

740 E 56th Pl
Chicago, IL 60637

Map / Directions
773-947-0600


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Expert Tips by Megy Karydes

Chicago Local Expert

Museums: "Free admission on Sundays."

Best for Museums Because: Thousands of artifacts, photos, paintings, drawings, sculptures and textiles are displayed, along with information describing the evolution of African-American culture.

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