Chicago; Jean Baptiste Point DuSable; Haiti
Chicago, Illinois, is the third-largest city in the United States. But few people know it was founded by a black man named Jean Baptiste Point DuSable. DuSable was born in Haïti, the world’s oldest black republic; he moved to St Louis when he became a fur trader. When the British took over St Louis, Jean moved to Peoria, Illinois, where Native Americans helped him establish a successful trading business.