The University of Illinois at Chicago, or UIC, is a state-funded public research university located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Its campus is in the Near West Side community area, adjacent to the Chicago Loop.
Du Sable was born on the Island of Haiti. His Father was a French Sea Captain & his mother an ex-slave. He was educated in France before settling in America with his Native American bride, Catherine. He became a successful pioneer & entrepreneur establishing the first permanent trading post on the Chicago River in 1779. He was officially recognized in 1968 by the State of Illinois for having been the Founder of Chicago. I'd love for Lawrence Hill or Michael Ondaatje to tackle his story!
African Americans were deliberately and systematically eliminated from participating in the preparation and exhibition of the Columbian Exposition (World’s Fair) of 1893. This event, which took place in Chicago, Illinois drew tens of thousands of visitors from across the country and world to showcase the innovations and progress of the United States. A small group of four people contributed to a pamphlet entitled The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World’s Columbian Exposition.