Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

Spread the Word! The Evolution of Gospel from Chicago to the World | Chicago, IL


This exhibition developed by The DuSable Museum celebrates the rich history and contributions to Gospel Music and is centered primarily on gospel’s Chicago origins. With Chicago being the “home” of Gospel, Spread the Word!: The Evolution of Gospel from Chicago to the World, recognizes some of the greatest Gospel singers of all time, included are […]

Chicago Blues Festival | Chicago, IL

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Now looka here…I did not say I was a millionaire…But I said I have spent more money than a millionaire! Cause if I had’ve kept all my money that I’d already spent, I would’ve been a millionaire a looong time ago… Howlin’ Wolf – “Goin’ Down Slow” The Chicago Blues Festival is an annual event […]

Monument to the Great Northern Migration | Chicago, IL

Located just past the entrance of the “Gateway to Bronzeville, on the circular median on King Drive and 26th Place, ” the fifteen foot tall statue named “The Monument to the Great Northern Migration” represents the 6,000,000 African American men, women and children that migrated to the south side of Chicago in the 1920′s, 30′s and […]

Chicago Gospel Music Festival | Chicago, IL


Billed as the world’s largest free outdoor gospel festivals, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival (at Millennium Park) features three days of entertainment and more than 90 live performances on three stages from some of the top gospel acts in the world. See the festival’s offical website for schedule of events and other information. For more […]

Jazz Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Jazz Institute of Chicago was founded in 1969 by a small band of jazz fans, writers, club owners and musicians who came together to preserve the historical roots of the Chicago’s jazz music when rock ‘n roll had become the reigning cultural and financial force in American music. The Institute sponsors the world renown […]

Harold Washington Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

  Named after Chicago’s first Afro-American Mayor, Harold Washington Cultural Center is a 1000 seat performance theater located in the Grand Boulevard community area of Chicago. It was originally to be named the Lou Rawls Cultural Center, but Alderman Tillman changed the name without telling Rawls. The Center is located on a historical corner in the […]