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New Documentary Goes In-Depth on Chicago Black History

From the moment Jean Baptiste Point DuSable parked his cano all the way to the present-day White House, the history of Black Chicago and the history of Chicago have been intertwined and inseparable. But racism and ignorance has kept much of that history hidden. A new documentary premiering tonight on Channel 11is trying to change that. DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis sheds light on the great achievements in business, science, academia, culture, and politics made by Chicago's African American community. The filmmakers Barbara Allen and Daniel Andries talk about the film.

Catch the Film:
Premieres tonight at 7:30
Rebroadcast on Sunday, June 13 at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. on WTTW channel 11

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