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 for Lake Shore Drive to be 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 near the  DuSable Bridge/Tribune Plaza within one and a half miles southeast of 50  North  Michigan Avenue for a  major DuSable Monument, no less than 25 feet in height. Chicago,   Currently there is an approximately 3- foot Bust of DuSable in place which must remain permanently, event after the new monument is erected. 

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, BlackHeroes Matter!

A  very successful Black Heroes Matter rally was held on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the Bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable/DuSable Bridge, Marchers walked seven blocks south on Michigan Avenue to Grant Park at Monroe to 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, using reggae music as an art form and a vehicle of expression of the voiceless peoples of the world, for an end to apartheid, the freedom of Nelson Mandela and for freedom and democracy in the world, to the fight to end systemic racism.  The former photojournalist and activist, Ephraim Martin - Martin’s International Foundation President has been working in 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 pasts of the globe.

Last year,  2019, July 4th weekend, Ephraim Martin, dedicated the 27th annual African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) in Chicago to mark the 400 years of Africans arrival in America during the year of 1619 and for recognition of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable’s 274th birthday.

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].

#Blackheroesmatter, martinsinternational, #duSableheritageAssociation, #dusableholiday, #dusablestatue, @duSablemonument, #howaboutthat. 

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