DuSable Museum at 740 E. 56th Pl., in Washington Park. Credit: Chicago Park District

WASHINGTON PARK — The DuSable Black History Museum is hosting events and activities all February for Black History Month.

Neighbors can attend film screenings, plays, workshops and more at the museum, 740 E. 56th Place, according to a news release.

A full list of the events is below. More information on the month’s events is on the DuSable Museum website.

‘Trial in the Delta’

Times vary, Feb. 9-19

DuSable Museum 

The event will feature a production of “Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till,” with a reenactment of the courtroom trial from the time with an audience and actors. Those interested can get tickets online.  

Coming to Africa

All day Feb. 16

DuSable Museum

The Coming to Africa experience will showcase a variety of countries and cultures from Africa. 

History of Black Martial Arts 

5-8 p.m. Feb. 17

DuSable Museum

Attendees can enjoy a conversation and demonstration on the history of Black martial arts and its impact on hip-hop, film and Black culture by Chief Master Michael BX hill and Mestre Marisa. 

‘The Torture Letters

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Feb. 22

DuSable Museum

This event will feature a screening of the film “The Torture Letters,” which details the history of torture in Chicago and local efforts to stop police violence. The film’s director will be at the event, where there will also be a moderated panel and discussion with the audience. The audience can participate in small group activities based on the film’s subject matter.

History Of Black Politics

5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 24

Dusable Museum

Emil Jones, the first Black president of the Illinois Senate and a political mentor to former President Barack Obama, will be honored at this event. Attendees can come to learn about Jones and politics at large. 

Wisdom Wednesdays Lunch & Learn 

Noon Wednesdays

Facebook Live

Every Wednesday during Black History Month, DuSable Museum is hosting a virtual Lunch and Learn Session where viewers learn about a variety of topics related to Black history. The session will be streamed on the DuSable Museum Facebook page.

Legacy Writer’s Workshop

6-8 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-3 p.m. Fridays


Every Wednesday and Friday during Black History Month, the DuSable Museum is hosting a writer’s workshop for creatives looking to grow as writers and exercise their storytelling skills. Those interested can RSVP online

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