Hundreds of friends, family members and colleagues attended the service inside the DuSable Museum.
Cheryl Blackwell Bryson passed away last week.
In addition to her groundbreaking work as an attorney, she is remembered for having served as the DuSable Museum's chairperson since 2009.
She was also on the board of Mount Sinai Hospital.
Cheryl Blackwell Bryson was 61 years old.