Sitting alongside the lagoons of Washington Park, the DuSable Museum offers an interesting—and haunting—exploration of the African-American experience. The most moving display is about slavery—the poignant, disturbing artifacts include rusted shackles used on slave ships. Other permanent exhibits include handwritten lyric sheets from Motown greats, letters and memorabilia of scholar W.E.B. DuBois and poet Langston Hughes, and a significant art collection. Rotating
exhibits showcase African-American experiences, achievements, and contributions.