Thursday, February 16, 1961: DuSable Museum of African American History

What was then called the Ebony Museum of Negro History and Art opened its doors in the Chicago home of Charles and Margaret Burroughs (left). It was the first museum in the U.S. devoted to black history and culture. It was later renamed in 1968 to honor Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a Haitian regarded as Chicago's first permanent settler.

* Summary (from Encylopedia of Chicago): @
* Museum website: @
* Watch documentary on museum: @
* Short biography of du Sable from DuSable Heritage Association: @

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