Next year marks 60 years since the founding of a Chicago institution that has a connection to the Smithsonian Institution.
The DuSable Museum of African American History was founded in the living room of the Bronzeville home of Margaret Burroughs and moved to a Park District building in 1973.
As a nonessential business, the museum is currently shut down, but DuSable President and CEO Perri Irmer shared their very essential collection with us as part of our series of virtual art tours.
Video: Margaret Burroughs reads an excerpt from her poem “Chicago, I Love You!” in May 2010, six months before she died.
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