About two miles south of the renowned DuSable Museum of African American History is another cultural institution dedicated to preserving Black history. Theaster Gates’s Stony Island Arts Bank features two permanent installations that shine a light on some major contributors to Black Chicago culture. On the first level, browse the extensive collection of house music albums (approximately 5,000) that Grammy Award–winning DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles, a.k.a. the Godfather of House Music, used to rock nightclubs all over the globe for more than 30 years. On the second floor, peruse 15,000 archived items from John H. Johnson’s Johnson Publishing Company, which founded Ebony and Jet magazines. You can view issues dating back to the 1940s, an inspiring collection of journalism. 6760 S. Stony Island Ave., Grand Crossing