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Free screening of DuSable to Obama documentary on March 19th

Join AARP for a Free Screening of “DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis” on Tuesday, March 19th, 5:00 - 6:45 pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library, 901 G. Street, NW, District of Columbia. 

Register online at, or call 1-877-926-8300 by Thursday, March 14th.  This event is free, courtesy of AARP.  Seating is open, but limited.                                  

This documentary film, released in 2010, tells the history of Chicago’s African American community through the voices of its leading citizens, scholars, artists, politicians and business leaders. It chronicles the founding of Chicago by a Black man, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable.  Chicago’s remarkable contributions to African American culture and all of America, the establishment of the first Black community in the 1840s by free-men of color and enslaved Africans, its jazz and blues and  gospel, 1968 riots, Dr. King’s Chicago Crusade, the election of the first Black mayor of the City, and the election of Chicago’s own Barack Obama as the first Black President of the United States.  Featured in the film are Lala Hathaway, Jerry Butler, John Rogers, Bobby Sengstacke, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Margaret Burroughs, Chaka Khan, former U.S. Senator Carol Mosely-Braun, and more.

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