[NEWS] Chance The Rapper To Join Board Of Trustees Of DuSable Museum
As reported by The Chicago Sun-Times, Chance will be joining the board of trustees of Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History, alongside his father, Ken Bennett. According to the Sun-Times, DuSable, which was opened 55 years ago, is among the first independent African-American history museums in the nation. Mr. Bennett previously served as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first deputy chief of staff and director of the office of public engagement and currently holds the position of senior advisor at Choose Chicago. There is also a third person among five new Board of Trustee members being appointed to the board, Eric Whitaker, a well-known physician and executive vice president at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
The DuSable role is the latest honor for Chance, who is an active member of Chicago’s community. Othe election, on the eve of the election, Chance led groups of young Chicago voters to early voting sites. In November of 2016, he was charged with writing the foreword for an upcoming book called, A People’s History of Chicago. Later this month, he will give a speech in Washington, D.C. at the NAACP’s “People’s Inauguration” rally, as well as the Windy City rapper was also nominated for several NAACP Image Awards.
What an upstanding young man! And they say rappers don’t make a significant impact on the world. I would beg to differ.