Today in History: In 1991, the Ground was Broken for the Harold Washington Wing of the DuSable Museum in Chicago

Founded by artist and poet Margaret T. Burroughs in 1961, the DuSable is one of the oldest African American museums in the U.S.

Margaret Taylor-Burroughs was a prominent African-American artist and writer and a co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

She also helped to establish the South Side Community Art Center, whose opening on May 1, 1941 was dedicated by the First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt.

She was also credited with the founding of Chicago’s Lake Meadows Art Fair in the early 1950s.

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