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DuSable Museum of African-American History

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  • Museum outings for your holiday week

     Museum outings for your holiday week
    In England, they have Boxing Day. In America, the day after Christmas — heck, the entire week between Christmas and New Year's — can feel like the aftermath of a holiday bout. Between running to the mall to return that terrible sweater (what...
  • Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library

    Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library
    The University of Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library was delivered in December in two big binders about 31/2 inches thick, tucked inside a gray box. But just in case President Barack Obama still isn't sure how much the U. of C. wants to...
  • DuSable Museum celebrates first day of Kwanzaa festival

    DuSable Museum celebrates first day of Kwanzaa festival
    Sisters Jordyn Sims and Monique Partee are hoping to start a new tradition — to mark the seven days of Kwanzaa by spending time with family and reflecting on the principles the holiday represents. The sisters joined their grandparents Friday at...
  • Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots

    Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots
    Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...
  • DuSable Museum names interim head

    DuSable Museum names interim head
    Chicago businessman Robert Blackwell is taking over as interim president and CEO at the DuSable Museum of African American History, but he intends to be an “activist” in the role, he said. Blackwell's appointment to replace, temporarily,...
  • Quinn, Rauner try to create fear about the other guy during debate

    Quinn, Rauner try to create fear about the other guy during debate
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday warned opponent Bruce Rauner would gut education and other social services, while the Republican challenger charged that Quinn is in a group of Chicago machine politicians who have led the state “down a bad...
  • Quinn, Rauner clash over African-American vote during debate

    Quinn, Rauner clash over African-American vote during debate
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sharply clashed Tuesday night over who could better improve the lives of African Americans during a South Side debate focused on education, crime, jobs and taxes. Rauner is trying to...
  • DuSable Museum chief to retire

    DuSable Museum chief to retire
    Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History, will retire on Dec. 31, according to an announcement from the museum. Adams joined the institution on Nov. 9, 2009. During her years in office she developed Chicago Public...
  • Powerful 'Spirits' exhibit examines slave trade

    Powerful 'Spirits' exhibit examines slave trade
    "Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade" can be taken in on two levels. One aspect of this new exhibition at the DuSable Museum of African American History is that it uses a plethora of wall cards to deliver 350 years of...
  • DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day

    DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day
    Chicago's DuSable Museum is not, at this point in its relatively brief history, an all-day experience. You can take in the permanent and special exhibitions and walk the parkland grounds in a scant few hours. But in a city packed with museums that'll test...
  • Hyde Park test driving free trolley service

    Hyde Park test driving free trolley service
    Hyde Park residents and visitors may soon get a new method of transportation and it doesn’t require a Ventra card—or any fare at all. Officials from the 53rd Street Special Service Area, which funds services and programs with local tax...