Tag Archive for DuSable Museum of African American History

An Era, Close Up

For the exhibit “Everywhere” at the DuSable Museum of African American History, Lewis selected works from across his repertoire to create an exhibit about people. Lewis, an African American who came of age during the turbulent civil rights era, focuses his attention on black subjects and the spaces they occupy, both photographically and historically.

The New DuSable

In the 50 years since the DuSable was founded, over 125 black history museums have opened across the country, many of them with new facilities and large budgets. The renovation of the historic 19th-century roundhouse building that sits next door to the museum’s current location is the DuSable’s latest attempt to keep up with its newer counterparts.

In Peace

Stop for a moment and listen to me and answer this question if you can: What will your legacy be? When you must cross that great divide into an area from which none can hide. When you, alone, with no…

Celebrating the Dream

“This little light of mine,” a swell of voices rang out over darkness twinkling with red, white, and blue lights. “I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.” The DuSable Museum of African American…