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DuSable Museum of African American History

  • 740 E. 56th Pl. Map It
  • Hyde Park

Updated 06/11/2013

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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.

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740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago, Illinois, 60637, United States

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  • $10
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Updated 06/11/2013


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