Black Hero: Monument for Jean Baptiste P. DuSable

Black Heroes Matter! The black founding Father of Chicago, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable who has not been properly credited as the founder for what is now the world's 3rd largest city,  deserves and must be given a major Monument -  25 ft minimum with base, a  public “City Holiday”,  and a major Street renamed Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Drive.   

Martin's International Foundation in association with scores of organizations and others are asking individuals and business corporations to support our effort to achieve our fundraising goal to have this long-awaited major Monument of this proud Black man, Chicago's first settler Jeane Baptiste Pointe DuSable, be erected as soon as possible or by 2021.   
The primary site for this magnificent monument is at the  DuSable Bridge/Tribune Plaza at 400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, where currently there is a 3- foot Bust of DuSable holding the spot. 

From the 1982 start using reggae music as the anchor in the struggle to end global apartheid which freed Nelson Mandela in South Africa, and for equal rights, freedom and democracy, to the fight to end systemic racism and bring forth social justice in America,  Martin’s International Foundation has been working at the forefront of the movement for more than 38 years, using reggae and world music to bring forth meaningful and equitable change to society; especially for blacks and other minorities.

Your contribution of any amount will make millions of Chicagoans, blacks, whites and people of all races globally proud and happy to see  Chicago's founding Father, DuSable, finally given the respect he deserves after more than 200 years.  Yes, Black Lives and Black Heroes Matter!

A Black Lives and Black Heroes Matter rally will take place on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 12 p.m. with marchers gathering at the bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable/DuSable Bridge, on North Michigan Avenue near Tribune Plaza.  Marchers will walk seven blocks south on Michigan Avenue to Monroe Street, then one block east of Monroe to Columbus Drive and hear from speakers, including elected representatives, addressing DuSable, Systemic Racism and Police Abuse.

All participants will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing protocols.
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