DuSable High School Landmark Celebration

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DuSable High School Landmark Celebration

The DuSable High School Alumni Association and its Alumni Coalition had been advocating for landmark status for their historic Alma Mater located at 4934 South Wabash. With the support of Alderman Dowell, the legislation was passed at the October 31, 2012 City Council Meeting. 

There are not many buildings that are as significant to African-American history as DuSable High School. Tomorrow afternoon,the Alumni Association along with several school and city officials will be celebrating the long and important history of the school and many of its alumni. In addition to Alderman Dowell, scheduled to speak are: Chair of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks Rafael Leon, Principal of the Bronzeville Scholastic Institute LeeAndra Khan (located inside DuSable High), Department of Housing and Economic Development Commissioner Andrew Mooney, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Additionally, the John Baird Award will be presented to an individual for their dedication to preserving Chicago’s landmarks. On-site parking will be available. Come out and celebrate this historical gem in Bronzeville.


Read the Landmark Designation Report to learn more about the history of DuSable High School.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 1pm (Registration begins at 12:30pm)

Where: DuSable High School Auditorium (4934 S. Wabash)