DuSable Museum presents Fifty Years Forward: Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma

The DuSable Museum of African American History is honored to present a new exhibit entitled, Fifty Years Forward: Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma. Reception Friday, January 10, 2014 6:00PM-8:00PM Special Guest – Mayor William Bell, City of Birmingham, Alabama In January, of 2012, the Mayors of seven southern cities agreed to a joint initiative marking Read More …

Kartemquin Films: ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ Chicago Screenings!

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, Read More …

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier – The Activist

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier was committed to his call as a minister and a pastor; however, he recognized early in his life a need for being actively involved in the civic life of Chicago, and particularly in the community in which his church resided, Woodlawn. He began his community work with the Industrial Areas Foundation Read More …

Red Clay Dance presents “Transcending”

[dropcap]TRANSCEND [/dropcap]   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans were forced to endure. Each time, there’s a startling feeling that shutters to the pit of my stomach. And the more we learn and have to pass down this Read More …

Reflections on 50 Years of Struggle

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. **This is the partial prepared text of Jesse Jackson’s remarks at the March on Washington commemoration. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, August 24, 2013. What a blessing it was to have been here 50 years ago as one of the host of witnesses, excited and fresh from jail in Greensboro, Read More …

The Historic March On Washington

The March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 is widely considered the apex of the Civil Rights Movement, as it not only led directly to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but also gave the world Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s renowned “I Have Read More …

Get Cultured: AFRICOBRA

The South Side Community Art Center, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and The DuSable Museum of African American History present a three-part exhibition on AfriCOBRA (Afican Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1968. All events are FREE with the exception of the closing celebration on September 27. africobrachicgo.org. Read More …