Thursday, February 20, 2014

MAAFA continues at The DuSable Museum of African American History

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Every 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!
NEXT UP, Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 PM
MAAFA: New Orleans (RSVP!) – (Louisiana) Louisiana documentaries on the land, people and culture - a discussion with Jihad Muhammad and filmmaker Masequa Myers
Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 PM
MAAFA: Chicago (RSVP!) – Panel Discussion with Rev Moss, Dr. Adams, Professor Chris Reed
Explore the Spirit of MAAFA: Journey of Remembrance!
Sunday Services at Trinity United Church of Christ

400 West 95th Street Chicago, Illinois 60628
773 962-5650
Sunday, February 16th TrinityUCC Chicago!
Jazz Singer Tracey Eileen
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; TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm; COST: Admission: $5.00

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Jennifer Hudson, 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
DATE: 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, RenĂ©e 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.
NOW 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.
NOW 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
Discover the American Civil War Like Never Before! 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 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.
SAVE THE 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!


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