Welcome to the DuSable Heritage Association
DuSable Heritage Association (DHA) is an affiliate of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad AMHE (www.amhe.org), a 30-year old non-profit organization with seven chapters in the U.S. and Canada. The AMHE Foundation is its philanthropic arm. DHA’s mission is to promote the legacy of Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable, the founder of Chicago, through cultural and educational activities.
One of our main projects is to work with the coalition for DuSable Park and the Chicago Park District Steering Committee to build a park in Chicago, named after DuSable..
In 2004, DHA organized a film festival in conjunction with the 20th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival; a project called Art In The Schools in Forest Park and Oak Park, Illinois; and a Haitian Classical Music Concert at DePaul University. All of these events were dedicated to Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable. In addition, we have worked with the Lycée Français in Chicago to teach elementary students about the role of early French explorers and of DuSable in the settlement of the American Midwest.
DHA is a nonprofit organization which welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds with an interest in the legacy of Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable, including the history and culture pertaining to the early settlement of the American Midwest. As the father of modern day Chicago, DuSable proved to be a family man, a diplomat, and a dynamic entrepreneur whose spirit endures in contemporary Chicago. DHA invites you to join its efforts in building the future DuSable Park.