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THE DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, INC. November 27, 1977 Mr. Charles White 4575 North Rising Hill Road Altadena, California 91001 Dear Charles: I am happy to announce to you and all Du Sable friends and supporters that at long last the remodeling of our building has begun at a cost of $689,598.00. We expect to be completed by late summer, 1978. We, meanwhile, are afforded time to turn our attention to the refinement of the program of the Du Sable Museum. A principal aspect of that program will be the development of the Du Sable Museum Heritage Institute, a community school of African-American history and culture for children and adults. We will want the widest kind of input on what the Institute should be. Therefore, I am preparing to ask for a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the purpose of planning the Institute. I would like for you to participate as a consultant. Hopefully, we will meet in Chicago one Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Honorariums will be extended and all your expenses will be paid. Please answer immediately as to the possibility of your participation. Also, what do you think of a Black History School or Institute as an integral adjunct of the Du Sable Museum of African-American History for children and adults of all ethnics who wish to pursue their interest in the field? It is most important that I receive your response promptly so that I may proceed with the preparation of the proposal. Please address same to me: Attention: Du Sable Heritage Institute Thank you. Sincerely, Margaret Dr. Margaret Burroughs Executive Director MB/mth P.S.- Please send me also a vita or biography of yourself. [[right margin]] 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637 Phones: (312) 947-0600 Endorsed by the Association of Commerce and Industry [[/right margin]] [[left margin]] EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mrs. Margaret Burroughs EXECUTIVE BOARD Mr. Vernon Jarrett President Mr. Warren Bacon 1st Vice President Mrs. Earl E. Frederick, Jr. 3rd Vice President Mr. Odell Hicks Treasurer Ms. Beatrice Cloud Financial Secretary Mr. Lynn Small Recording Secretary Mrs. Kedron Jones Corresponding Secretary Mrs. William S. White Parliamentarian Prof. John Hope Franklin Historian Lemuel E. Bentley General Counsel TRUSTEES Mrs. Lerone Bennett Mr. Alvin Boutee Mrs. Simon Boyd Mr. Irving Cherry Mr. Leon Davis Mr. John Dodds Mr. Charles Duster Judge Ralph H. Eisendrath Mr. Leo Ellis Mrs. Cathern Davis Flory Mr. Eugene Ford* Dr. Ruth Allen Fouche Mrs. H. C. Gibson Dr. R. E. Hasbrouck, Sr. Mrs. Cynthia Hayot Mrs. T. R. M. Howard Mrs. James Jones Dr. Donald Lawson Mr. Archie Listenbee* Cong. Ralph Metcalfe Mrs. Agnes Meyer Mr. Byron Minor Dr. Frederick D. Moore* Mr. Ronelle Mustin Mrs. Hugh Osborne Senator Cecil Partee Mr. Eugene Perkins Mr. Adelbert Phillips Mrs. Clevon Pran Mrs. Maurice Raab Dr. Tena Roseman Mr. Edwin Salk Mr. Richard Shealey Ms. Leo F. Sparks Mr. Donald R. Stubbs Mrs. William Tuggle Mrs. John Wilson Mr. Robert Wilson Mrs. Robert Woods Mr. Theodore Wordlaw * past presidents [[/left margin]]
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