The DuSable Museum of African American History is the first and oldest museum dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art. It was founded in 1961 by Dr. Margaret Taylor-Burroughs
(sometimes Margaret Burroughs or Margaret Goss Burroughs), her husband
Charles Burroughs, Gerard Lew, and others. Dr. Taylor-Burroughs and
other founders established the museum to celebrate black culture, then
overlooked by most museums and academic establishments. It is located
at 740 E. 56th Place at the corner of Cottage Grove Avenue on the South Side of Chicago in the Washington Park community area.