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Humanities 2020 Mellon Foundation Grant

Beyond Commemoration: DuSable in Chicago History

September 27, 2021

Forty students, staff, and faculty members attended this hybrid event in-person and remotely. 

The pannel discussion focused on addressing the historical significance of Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable, Chicago’s first non-native settler, and his Potowatomi wife, Kittihawa, for centering diversity and indigenous peoples in Chicago’s history and public policy.

Panel discussion was hosted by K. & H. Montgomery Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies Courtney Joseph.

Featured Panelists:

Jeremiah  Hulsebos-Spofford, Co-director and founder of the collective Floating Museum

Starla Thompson, Member of the Forest County Band of Potawatomi, Educator and Cultural Consultant

Serge Pierre-Louis, DuSable Heritage Association Former President

Beyond Commemoration: DuSable and Evironmental Justice. Watch recording here.