Summer 2015

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Nesheba Kittling in the the Roundhouse, a Daniel Burnham–designed stable, built in 1880. Photo by Michael R. Schmidt.

Nesheba Kittling: History Maker

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Nesheba M. Kittling ’01, ’04 JD was enthralled the moment she stepped into the Roundhouse, a Daniel Burnham–designed stable, built in 1880, that stands just south of the DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago’s South Side. “I thought back to when my mom used to take us to the DuSable,” says the Chicago native. “When I walked into the Roundhouse, I felt compelled to help restore it.” Kittling, an employment law attorney and partner at Fisher & Phillips, teamed with the Cook County Bar Association to host a February fundraiser at the museum to help raise funds for the $27 million expansion and restoration of the Roundhouse, which will be used for exhibits on African American athletes and entertainers and Chicago journalists and politicians, including former mayor Harold Washington ’52 JD. Upon completion of the project, the DuSable Museum will be among the largest African American history museum campuses in the country.