DuSable Museum Board Of Trustees Elects Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun

12/7/2017, noon | Updated on 12/7/2017, noon

DuSable Museum Board Of Trustees Elects Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun Chicago, IL. – Joyce Johnson Miller, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The DuSable Museum of African American History is pleased to announce the election of Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun to the Board of Trustees of the nation’s oldest independent African American History Museum. In 1992, Carol Moseley Braun was elected to the United States Senate becoming the first African American woman to earn that distinction. As a Senator; Moseley Braun tackled many issues including women’s rights and civil rights and served on several committees, including the powerful Senate Finance Committee. After leaving office Moseley Braun was appointed U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa by President Bill Clinton in 1999 and she left the post at the end of the Clinton Administration. A career long advocate for education, Ambassador Moseley Braun then taught at Morris Brown College. She joined the private sector in 2004, and since then has been working as a business consultant and started an organic foods company called Good Foods Organics. Ambassador Moseley Braun graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in political science and attended the university’s law school where she earned her law degree. Upon being informed of her election, Ambassador Braun stated, “It is my great honor to be elected as a Trustee of the DuSable Museum. This world class institution is a singular addition to Chicago’s cultural firmament, and it is with humility that I am delighted to serve it. Dr. Margaret Burroughs would be very proud and well pleased with the current leadership of the Museum she persevered to build, and I hope I can play some small role in supporting her vision. I want to thank Perri Irmer for the dynamic and focused work she has done to elevate the Museum and make it all it should and can be. She has earned a special place as a daughter of Dr. Burroughs, and I am confident the legacy she forges for this institution will live up to the dreams and expectations of the ancestors.” About The DuSable Museum of African American History

The DuSable Museum of African American History is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country. Our mission is to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions and experiences of African American and African history, culture and art. The DuSable Museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. For more information on the Museum and its programs, please call 773-947-0600 or visit us at www.dusablemuseum.org. The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s partnership and also thanks United Airlines, the official airline of the DuSable Museum, for its support