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 11 Jazzy Divas Celebrate Women’s History montH at tHe Dusable museum Friday, March 16, 2012, 7:30 PM- 10:30 PM, Advance Tickets: $25.00, At Door: $30.00 Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women in history and contemporary society. The DuSable Museum of African  American History has gathered 11 of Chicago’s premier “Jazz Divas” to pay tribute to the musical accomplishments made by legendary African American female Jazz vocalists. Enjoy the soulful sounds of the “Jazz Divas,” Bobbi Wilsyn, Frieda Lee, Joan Collaso, Julia Huff, Lynn Jordan, Maggie Brown, Margaret Murphy, Sue, Tecora Rogers, Theresa Davis, and Yvonne Gage. Quilting WitH neeDles & tHreaDs Quilters guilD an afriCan ameriCan traDition  Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10:30 PM – 12:30 PM, Ticket: $25.00 The DuSable Museum presents a quilt making workshop in collaboration with the members of the Needles & Threads Quilters Guild. Guild members will instruct participants on the African American Tradition of Quilt Making. Each member of the workshop will construct an artistic 12”x12” square which will be combined to create a Dusable Day DUSABLE DAY - Honoring the Memory and Legacy of the “Father of Chicago,” Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, Chicago’s First Settler and Businessman. Sunday, March 4, 2012 -12:00 PM - 5:00PM -Admission: FREE In honor of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, known as “The Father of Chicago,” and marking Chicago’s 175th birthday, this day long celebration features: Haitian, African, and Native  American Drumming Ceremonies, The Lira Ensemble’s African  American/Polish American Concert, Multi-Cultural Dance and Musical Performances,  Arts Workshops, Distinguished Speakers and, Interactions with Historical Characters including: Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, his wife Kittahawa, and Potawatomi Tribesmen  songs for Dusable Sunday, March 4, 2012, 7:00PM-9:00PM DuSable Members $5.00 General Admission: $10.00 Join us for “Songs forDuSable,” our DuSable Day concert featuring the incomparable Douglas Ewart & Inventions! This awe inspiring musical tribute, honoring the memory and legacy of the “Father of Chicago,” Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, showcases stellar compositions dedicated to DuSable’s experiences in Eschikago (Chicago). Minneapolis-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Douglas Ewart along with his Inventions, are among the nation’s fnest musicians. This “genre defying band” includes Ewart’s fellow Association for the  Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) members Ed Wilkerson, Jr. (Shadow Vignettes, 8 Bold Souls) and Mwata Bowden, the propulsive bass of Darius Savage, and the swinging rhythms of my sister’s KeePer: tHe signifiCanCe anD legaCy of HistoriCal blaCK Women’s organizations Friday, March 23, 2012 6:00PM – 9:00PM DuSable Members – FREE General Admission: $10.00 For generations, black women’s organizations have signifcantly impacted the African American community as well as civil society itself. In honor of the continued contributions of the oldest and most distinguished Black women’s groups. Representatives from these prestigious organizations will share their history and offer insight on the responsibility of maintaining the mission of their founders as well as the daily task of promoting and demonstrating sisterhood. tHe Dusable museum of afriCan ameriCan History Presents tHe first nigHt of fela! A Benet for the DuSable Museum of African American History. Special Priced Seating: loge – $200 Includes Special Seating, Invitation to Post Show Party with Cast Members, One Day Pass to the DuSable Museum of African  American History. Dress CirCle – $300 Includes Premium Seating and Invitation to Post Show Party with Cast Members; Recognition in frienD of fela! – $500 Includes: VIP Seating, Special Private VIP Theater Entrance,  Admittance to VIP Suite for Pre-Performance Cocktails &  Appetizers, Intermission Cocktails &  Appetizers, Post Show Cocktails & Dessert, Private Lounges and Coat Check plus, Admittance to Post Show Reception with Cast Members, 6 month membership to the DuSable Museum of African  American History! 21st Century sistaH: CHiCago’s Women in meDia DisCuss tHe role of toDay’s blaCK Woman in business, relationsHiPs, anD Home Thursday, March 29, 2012 6:00PM – 9:00PM DuSable Member: FREE General Admission: $10.00 The DuSable Museum presents 21st Century Sistah: Chicago’s Women in Media Discuss the Role of Today’s Black Woman in Business, Relationships, and Home. This spirited event features a stimulating panel discussion with some of Chicago’s greatest African American women in media, who are not only successful in business matters, but also in matters of the heart - relationships and home. tHe Dusable. marCH 2012 museum of afriCan ameriCan History

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