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Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History
Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History

Margaret Burroughs, an artist and teacher who founded the nationally recognized DuSable Museum of African American History in the living room of her home on the South Side of Chicago almost 50 years ago, died Sunday of unspecified causes at home, surrounded by family. Relatives said she was 95; other records indicate she was 93.Burroughs and her husband, the late Charles Burroughs, co-founded the DuSable Museum in 1961. Originally called the Ebony Museum of Negro History and Art, the museum was later renamed for Jean Baptist Pointe DuSable, a man of African descent who is recognized as Chicago's first permanent settler.In a statement, President Obama praised Burroughs' generosity and...

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