CHICAGO (TOC) — A brand new title and a brand new search for the oldest Black historical past museum within the nation.
Now gracing the South Facet of Chicago is The Du, quick for the DuSable Black Historical past Museum and Training Middle.
“This can be a time for reimagination reinvention and simply progress all through town and the state and simply the nation,” stated Patricia Knacze.
A full celebration was held Saturday with the rebranding as Chicago’s youth showcased their expertise in a musical efficiency forward of the revealing.
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And the timing of the historic change additionally lined proper up with the commemoration of Juneteenth.
“We would like younger folks to have this similar expertise of understanding their historical past,” stated twentieth Ward Ald. Jeanette Taylor. “How are you aware the place you are going if you do not know the place you got here from?”
“The brand new title and colours of this museum are one constructive however what actually issues is the schooling that comes from the museum which advocates hope lasts an extended past the rebranding.
“We’ve to attach the wealthy historical past of the black race to schooling and educating our younger folks as a result of once they know the place they arrive from, then they’ll chart a path to greatness,” stated Myetie Hamilton, Chicago Park District Board president.
The brand new title additionally enforces a brand new name to motion from the museum. It is a push to have a good time and educate in the case of the historical past of Black folks.
“This museum is not only for Black Chicagoans. It is for all Chicagoans,” stated Shermann “Dilla” Thomas.
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