To mark the occasion, the museum is hosting the Night of 100 Stars gala.
The black-tie event salutes African Americans who have made their mark on the community. The evening's honorees include Tom Joyner and Chaz Ebert.
Party guests will enjoy star-gazing on the red carpet, a big buffet, entertainment on the dance floor and, of course, the awards ceremony.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel was among the night's speakers, and ABC7 political reporter Charles Thomas served as the gala's emcee.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
6 p.m.: Reception
7 p.m.: Awards ceremony
8 p.m.: Cocktails, buffet supper, live entertainment and dancing
DuSable Musem of African-American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637
$300: 1 Gala Ticket, 2 free passes to the DuSable Museum
$500 Legacy Circle Ticket: 1 Gala Ticket; exclusive lunch with the Museum President and fellow Legacy Circle members; One-year Individual Membership to the Museum; Inclusion on the 2011 Legacy Circle Plaque
Buy tickets online or by calling Diane McCain, Director of Development at 773-420-2727
"Superstar Award" - Tom Joyner, host, "The Tom Joyner Morning Show," Chairman & Founder of REACH Media, Inc.
"Meteor Award" - Tim King, founder, president and CEO of Urban Prep Academies
"Celestial Award" - Chaz Hammel-Smith Ebert, president, Ebert Productions LLC; executive producer, "Ebert Presents At The Movies"
"Rising Star Award" - Jeremy Winters, Junior, Simeon Career Academy, creator, Simeon After-School Arts Group, student advisor to Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel