The DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art. The museum has a collection of 13,000 artifacts, books, photographs, art objects, and memorabilia. These include slavery-era relics, 19th and 20th century artifacts, and archival materials, including the diaries of sea explorer Captain Harry Dean. The DuSable collection also includes works from scholar W. E. B. Du Bois, sociologist St. Clair Drake, and poet Langston Hughes. The African American art collection contains selections from the South Side Community Art Center students Charles White, Archibald Motley, Jr., Gus Nall, Charles Sebree, and Marion Perkins, as well as numerous New Deal Works Progress Administration period and 1960s Black Arts Movement works. The museum also owns prints and drawings by Henry O. Tanner, Richmond Barthé, and Romare Bearden, and has an extensive collection of books and records pertaining to African and African American history and culture.