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Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable

Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable – August 28th in African American History

August 28, 1818 Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, The Father of Chicago, died. Du Sable’s birth date is unknown but it is generally believed that he was born between 1730 and 1745 in what is now Haiti. Du Sable first arrived on the western shores of Lake Michigan around 1779, where he built the first […]

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