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BHM Historic Victory-DuSable L.S. Drive is here!

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JUSTICE FOR DUSABLE, CHICAGO'S FOUNDING FATHER, AFTER 240 YEARS THE TIME IS UP!  HELP NOW, GIVE HIM  MONUMENT, A CITY HOLIDAY & RENAME LAKE SHORE DRIVE AS DUSABLE DRIVE! Chip in any amount you can to correct the injustices and give due recognition to the Black man who founded the City of Chicago! Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, the Black man from the Caribbean country of Haiti, and the founding Father of Chicago, after 240 years has not been properly credited or respected as the founder of Chicago, the country's 3rd largest city. 

He deserves and must be given a major Monument, a public “City Holiday”, and Lake Shore Drive must be renamed Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Drive.   BY VIRTUE OF THE BLACK COLOR OF HIS SKIN HE WAS NOT GIVEN THE RESPECT HE DESERVES. Let's correct the wrongs now! WE THE PEOPLE CAN'T WAIT FOR TOMORROW!

Martin's International Foundation, the Haitian American Lawyers Association, Midway Broadcasting, and Stanmorr Sports Inc, along with more than 80 organizations are asking for your donation to give a major Monument of this Black man, Chicago's first settler Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable.  We are hoping to have this Bronze Monument erected as soon as possible or by the end of 2021, but no later than the Spring of 2022.   Donations are tax-deductible 
The primary site for the erection of this magnificent 25-foot DuSable Monument is at the entrance to Grant Park on Ida B. Wells Drive, on the East Side of Michigan Avenue, Chicago.   The 3- foot bust of DuSable, donated by Lesly Benodin, that is currently located at 401 N.  Michigan Avenue is to remain permanently in place. 

Your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE contribution of any amount for this Monument will make millions of Chicagoans and people from all walks of life proud to see that after 240 years, proper respect has been given to Chicago's founding Father, DuSable.  Yes, Black Heroes Matter- DuSable Matters!

Flashbacks :  On Saturday, July 4, 2020, a successful Black Heroes Matter rally/march that started at the Bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable/DuSable Bridge officially kicked off this DuSable campaign.  The marchers walked to Grant Park, at Monroe and Columbus Drive, where Ephraim Martin, Blaq Ice and several members of the Black Lives/Black Skaters Matter spoke on the topics of DuSable, Systemic Racism, and Police Abuse.

Since 1982, reggae music has been used as an art form and a vehicle of expression of the voiceless peoples of the world to advocate for an end to apartheid, for freedom and democracy in the world, and an end to systemic racism.  The former photojournalist, now an activist/entrepreneur, Ephraim Martin - Martin’s International Foundation President has been working at the forefront of the movement for more than 38 years to bring forth meaningful and equitable change to the black and other minority communities in America and other parts of the globe.

In July 2019, Ephraim Martin dedicated the 27th annual African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) in Chicago to mark the 400 year anniversary of the arrival of Africans in America during the year of 1619 and for recognition of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable’s 274th birthday.  He organized the 1999 "Hands of Love" in conjunction with his African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) and several Faith-Based organizations, in which thousands of people marched from the Dan Ryan Expressway to Washington Park, Chicago.

To support the Major Monument for DuSable, please click this GoFundMe page GoFundme , and click here to sign the petition,

For more information to become a Monument and/or another sponsor, contact: Martin's International Foundation at  or email [email redacted].

Social media @DuSableChicago,  #DuSable, #DuSableCjhicago,  #Blackheroesmatter, #martinsinternational, #dusableholiday, #dusablestatue, @duSablemonument, #howaboutthat. 

Contact: Visit, or subscribe to and watch the DuSable rally/march here


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  • Emma Robinson
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    • 2 yrs
  • Rene Dunn
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Shelvin Hall
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Shelvin Hall
    • $100 
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