DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis

Dusable to Obama

Through the voices of its leading citizens, scholars, artists, politicians, and business leaders, DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis explores the history of Chicago's African-American community from 1779 to present day. Moments of triumph and challenge are told, as the unsung heroisms of everyday men and women are celebrated. Chicago’s rich history is also explored through notable figures like Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, American soul singer and songwriter Jerry Butler, and acclaimed artist and writer Margaret Burroughts. Watch the feature length documentary, DuSable to Obama, or visit the expansive site with interactive timelines, quizzes and more.

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The history of Chicago's African-American community.
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DuSable's French influence

DuSable's French influence

Dr. Christopher Reed talks about DuSable's French and entrepreneurial influence.

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