Margaret Burroughs

 

 

Age: 93

 

Summary: founder in 1961 of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, considered as one of the oldest black history museums in the country (named after Jean Baptiste Point du Sable) and was widely regarded as Chicago's first permanent resident as the museum features pieces of art, exhibits on civil rights, and a display on Chicago's first black mayor Harold Washington.

 

 

Cause of Death: In her sleep

 

Born: November 1, 1917

 

Died: November 21, 2010

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois