MAY 10, 2021
A bust of Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable stands in Pioneer Court along Michigan Avenue, The DuSable Museum of African American History is located in Washington Park, Honorary Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Way in Washington Park [Erin Hegarty]
A City Council committee unanimously endorsed a proposal to rename outer Lake Shore Drive after Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable in April, teeing up a vote on the council floor this month. But the 18-month push to get the ordinance out of committee is not the first effort in the past few decades to recognize the city’s founder.
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