Author: Maya Little

Posted on: April 30, 2021 Posted by: Maya Little Comments: 0

Jean Baptiste Point DuSable: The Man Who Built Chicago

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable was a Black pioneer, trader, and founder of the settlement that later became the city of Chicago. Born in Saint-Marc, Saint-Domingue, now known as Haiti, DuSable established a trade route along the Chicago River, which encouraged many others to follow and settle in Chicago. Though he died in 1818, his pioneer spirit is remembered fondly by many Chicagoans today. In 1920 a bridge was constructed over…