Wednesday Night in February!
This Black History Month, The DuSable
Museum of African American History will partner with Trinity United Church of
Christ to bring you a very special program!
The DuSable Museum
and the Illinois Amistad Commission present: MAAFA or the African Holocaust is a
term used to describe the history and on-going effects of atrocities inflicted
on African people. The MAAFA includes the Arab and Atlantic slave trades, and
continued through other forms of oppression to the present day. On Wednesdays
and Sundays in February 2014, The DuSable Museum of African American History
will partner with Trinity United Church of Christ to present this very special
programming. RSVPs Below!
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 PMMAAFA: New Orleans (RSVP!)
Louisiana documentaries on the land, people and culture - a discussion with
Jihad Muhammad and filmmaker Masequa Myers
February 26, 6:30 PMMAAFA: Chicago (RSVP!)
– Panel Discussion with
Rev Moss, Dr. Adams, Professor Chris Reed
the Spirit of MAAFA: Journey of Remembrance!
Sunday Services at Trinity
United Church of Christ
400 West 95th Street Chicago, Illinois
In the pre-Civil
War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is
abducted and sold into slavery. During Solomon’s 12 years of forced enslavement
he faces cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected
kindnesses; Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.
Join us as we dissect Solomon’s harrowing true story from enslavement to
freedom.The Film is rated R. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by
an adult. Purchase Tickets Today!
For More information call
773 947-0600 EXT 255 DATE:
Thursday, February 20, 2014;
6:30pm – 9:00pm; COST:
for this very special event! Get Tickets Today!
Presented by Power92,
Soul106.3 and Rejoice102!
recording artist, actress and spokesperson is coming to The DuSable Museum. She
made her film debut in Dreamgirls (2006), which won her an Academy Award for
Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image
Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous
debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and
was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 800,000 copies in the US; with
sales exceeding 1 million copies worldwide. Her second album, I Remember Me, was
released in March 2011, and reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling
165,000 copies in its first week of release. The album was certified gold by the
RIAA, for shipping over 500,000 copies in the US. She has performed at the Super
Bowl XLIII, the Grammy Awards,American Idol, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She
also performed at the White House at the "Celebration of Music from the Civil
Rights Movement" event. In addition to her astronomical album sales, she has
received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Join us as we celebrate Black
History Month with Jennifer Hudson!
The seminal 1954
Brown vs. the Board of Education ruling suggested that African American’s would
finally be able to utilize the resources of public education as a pathway
towards equity and upward mobility. Unfortunately, 60 years later this promise
has never fully materialized.The DuSable Museum and the Illinois Amistad
Commission will host a series of public lectures examining America’s history of
educating people of color, and what needs to happen to assure greater equity and
student achievement in the future. Panelists include:
* Williams C.
Ayers – University of Illinois at Chicago
* Ronald Bailey – University of
Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
* F. Erik Brooks – Western Illinois University
* Josef Ben Levi – Northeastern Illinois University
* Therese Quinn –
University of Illinois at Chicago
* David Omotoso Stovall – University of
Illinois at Chicago
* Asantewaa Oppong Wadie - Aba Educational Consultants
* Dr. Chandra Gill
Saturday, February 22, 2014; TIME: 1:00pm – 3:00pm;
COST: Admission: FREE
The DuSable Museum
of African American History and the Illinois Amistad Commission are pleased to
present “Suite DuSable: A Vision of Faith,” by world renowned composer, Renée
Baker. This symphonic poem presented in collaboration with Chicago Modern
Orchestra Project and AACM, is a tribute to Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, the
founder of Chicago. This piece is a celebration of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable’s
visionary journey, tracing in sound the water routes traveled and choice
encounters by Chicago’s first settler from his home in Haiti in the Atlantic
Ocean through various waterways leading to the Great
Lakes.DATE: Friday, February 28, 2014; TIME:
7:00pm – 9:00pm; COST: Admission: DuSable Members – $10.00;
General Admission (Non-Members): $20.00
Using music from
different genres and decades, *"When Good Broccoli Goes Bad"* offer young people
the historical and nutritional food information they need to help them learn the
value of healthy eating. “WHEN GOOD BROCCOLI GOES BAD” is an offshoot of the
DuSable Museum resource toolkit, “Roots in the Real World: African American
Ecology”. “The Roots in the Real World” toolkit and workshop educates students
and teachers about the rich historical connection that African Americans have to
environmental practices, and also acknowledges the legacy of African Peoples
connections to agriculture and sustainability. $7 Admission, Get Tickets Today! ** Returns February 16th and
will run every third Sunday through May.
OPEN at The DuSable Museum of African American History, "Beyond
Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges"
By the time World
War II began on September 1, 1939, Germany had purged itself of its Jewish
professors, scientists, and scholars. Some of these academics, deprived of their
livelihoods by the Nazis, found refuge in the United States. But in this new
world, they faced an uncertain future. A few dozen refugee scholars unexpectedly
found positions in historically black colleges in the American South. There, as
recent escapees from persecution in Nazi Germany, they came face to face with
the absurdities of a rigidly segregated Jim Crow society. In their new
positions, they met, taught, and interacted with students who had grown up in,
and struggled with, this racist environment. Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow
explores the unlikely coming together of these two groups, each the object of
exclusion and hatred, and examines the ongoing encounter between them as they
navigated the challenges of life in the segregated South.
OPEN at The DuSable Museum of African American History, "The
Endangered Species: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man."
Against the backdrop of exquisite beauty, this show interrogates masculinity,
sexuality, slavery, vanity, mental poverty and the futility of aspiration. Each
piece is a riotous installation—a visual treasure hunt. Bespoke top hats, gilded
icons, and ancient timepieces knit together with vibrant butterflies, luscious
flowers, and florid peacock eyes to tell the story of black folk. These collages
in three-dimension represent archeology of black America—Welch’s tribute to a
dying race. “From within a fields of color and metaphor, black men
lookout—beautiful but without hope-vanishing.” This exhibit is curated
by Raub Welch
American Civil War Like Never Before! Civilwarinart.org makes nearly 130 works
of art from seven Chicago cultural organizations accessible to teachers,
parents, and students around the world. This website was developed by a team of
museum and library professionals, historians, and teachers.
To learn more
about this one-of-a-kind online tool, please visit Civilwarinart.org. The Civil
War in Art: Teaching & Learning through Chicago Collections was funded and
developed by the Terra Foundation for American Art in partnership with the Art
Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Park District, Chicago
Public Library, DuSable Museum of African American History, and Newberry
Library. Also, please see our lesson plans and curriculum developed from this
exhibit, African Americans in the Civil War: Active Partners in the Fight for
Liberation and Freedom. Students will learn to understand the significance of
African Americans in the Civil War. Appropriate for Grade Levels: 9-12 high
school, can be adapted to middle school.
DATE! The DuSable Museum of African American History is pleased to
announce the date of our annual “A Night of 100 Stars Gala,” on April 5, 2014.
Inaugurated in 1992, this remarkable event draws nearly 700 business, education,
civic, cultural and community-minded individuals from across the Chicagoland
area. Guests are given a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience,
while demonstrating their commitment to art and culture. As a signature
celebration of African American achievement, the Gala salutes African American
individuals that have left an indelible imprint on the community-at-large, while
strengthening the legacy of leadership for future generations. Don’t miss this
very special event!
advantage of all the DuSable Museum of African American History has to offer by
becoming a part of our membership family – Today! Your membership to the Museum,
will help keep the legacy of education and enlightenment flourishing for
generations to come.
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