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News: Black film history in Chicago in vintage posters
April 27, 2007, received from John Kisch

DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago IL (US)

Separate Cinema - Chicago's Black Film History
May 10 - September 3, 2007

The DuSable Museum of African American History is proud to announce the opening a new temporary exhibition, which highlights African-American movies from 1931 to the present through vintage posters. Designed to capture the essence of the film, these images show society's view of African-American actors and how it has changed. Performing in minstrel shows to vaudeville and then to the silver screen, black actors and entertainers weathered racial storms to break into movies in front of and behind the camera. From director Oscar Micheaux to Chicago's own Bernie Mac, the collection spans all ages and genres. The DuSable Museum is open Monday - Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from Noon to 5 PM, (closed Mondays June 2nd - January 2nd). It is located at 740 East 56th Place in Chicago's historic Washington Park.

For more information call 773 947 0600 or visit the website at To find out more about Separate Cinema's traveling poster exhibits for your venue, contact John Kisch at 845 452 1998 or visit our illustrated website

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