Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Spend Black History Month at the DuSable Museum

Co-founder and Scientific Director of African Ancestry, Inc
February 16, 2017
6:30PM - 8:30PM
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637
DuSable Museum Members: $8
General Admission: $10

Dr. Kittles will discuss what DNA is and how it reveals the hidden past, and complexity of African American heritage.
Dr. Rick Kittles is Co-founder and Scientific Director of African Ancestry, Inc. It is through his years of research on genetic variation in African peoples, his passion for African history and the movements of its people throughout the world that African Ancestry was created in 2003. Since then, African Ancestry has made its mark as a pioneering force in ancestry tracing, being the first in the industry to geographically assess African lineages to a present-day country of origin.
Kittles' work at African Ancestry has ignited global interest and dialogue, as well as unprecedented focus on African ancestry tracing in U.S. and abroad. His work has been featured over the past decade in five BBC and PBS network documentaries, CNN, and an interview with Leslie Stahl on CBS 60 Minutes. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on genetic variation in the African Diaspora, "Race," prostate cancer, and Health Disparities.

The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin
Discussion and Book Signing with
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 6PM
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637
DuSable Museum Members: $15
General Admission: $20
Students with Student ID: $15
Preorder your copy of Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin and save 20% off of book price with your ticket purchase.
This program is co-presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival, DuSable Museum of African American History and Chicago Urban League

For information on the Thursday, February 16th signing at the First United Methodist Church Click here

The following programs will be coming to the DuSable Museum in February.
More information to follow
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Screening of Bird of an Iron Featherand
Discussion with Lee Bey
7PM - 9PM -
General Admission - $5
DuSable Members - FREE
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Artist Talk with Cliff Joseph
6PM - 8PM
General Admission - $10
DuSable Members - $8
Tuesday, February 29, 2017
Lecture - Black Chicago History Forum
6PM - 8PM
Admission - FREE

Celebrate Black History Month with the
DuSable Museum and MSI!

DuSable Museum "Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality
For the month of February, when you visit
The DuSable Museum of African American History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, take your admission ticket to MSI and receive $2 off admission. While there enjoy their Black Creativity programming. Use your MSI admission ticket to receive $2 off admission to the DuSable Museum.
ARE YOU A MEMBER? DuSable Museum and MSI members can receive the $2 off discount by showing their membership card.
This offer is only valid for $2 off tickets to the DuSable Museum of African American History or the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, when you display your membership credentials or museum ticket onsite only. Cannot be redeemed through the Museum's online ticketing system, ticket kiosks or call center. No refunds will be given for tickets already purchased. Not valid for parking or with any other offers or ticket packages.

Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality

"FREEDOM& RESISTANCE" is dedicated to the thousands of unsung lives given in the name of freedom and equality. It has been designed to take visitors on a journey through the African American experience addressing several key periods throughout history that many visitors have come to anticipate being a permanent fixture within a culturally specific institution such as the DuSable Museum of African American History.

A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story
Mayor Washington Speaks

"Hi, I am Harold Washington and welcome to my office. This is the story of my time as a public servant, representing the good people of Illinois..."
The words, accomplishments, and likeness of Harold Washington, the 42nd Mayor of the City of Chicago, come to life in the new exhibition, A Slow Walk To Greatness: The Harold Washington Story. The exhibition opened officially on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 (the 172nd Birthday of the City of Chicago) at the Museum which is located at 740 East 56th Place (57th Street at South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago's Washington Park.
Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Services
The call to serve one's country has always been a distinct significance in conferring the highest claim of citizenship and patriotic responsibility. The irony, however, for the more than 14 million black men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States, the right to serve, fight and die for America had been a battle of its own long before the colonies enlisted its first militia. This exhibition features more than 100 artifacts and objects from the DuSable Museum's collection beginning with the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.
Experience the DuSable Museum of African American History Today!

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