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DuSable Museum Celebration

The DuSable Museum of African American History will hold Founders Day 2015 celebrating the birthday of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, the museum’s co-founder, on Sunday, Nov. 1. Dr. Burroughs was born Nov. 1, 1917.

Margaret Burroughs
Dr. Margaret Burroughs

Former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun will be the guest speaker. Margaret Goss Burroughs and her husband Charles Burroughs founded the museum in 1961 in their South Side home. It was originally called the Ebony Museum of Negro History and Art, later renamed to honor Jean-Baptiste DuSable, Chicago’s black founder.

The event starts at 1:00 p.m. and admission is free. The museum’s address is 740 East 56th Place.

 

Dred Scott Freedom Awards

Dred Scott
Dred Scott

The Dred Scott Freedom Awards Dinner celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be held Dec. 5 at the Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime.

Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, is the honorary chairman. Peggy Lewis LeCompte is the dinner chair. Her telephone number is 618-593-7196.

The event is sponsored by Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. Visit the organization online at www.thedredscottfoundatin.org.

 

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