Chance the Rapper and his dad, Ken Bennett, have been named members of the Board of Trustees at the DuSable Museum of African-American History in Chicago. The museum, a Smithsonian-affiliated institution dedicated to celebrating black history and culture, announced the news in a press release today.
The release praises Chance for his musical accomplishments and describes him as "a champion for promoting racial justice throughout the city and the nation," specifically citing his work in "actively combating gun violence in Chicago." Chance also enthusiastically tweeted the news out himself, noting that he has "big plans" for his role there.
The museum also said Chance's dad, Ken Bennett, would be a "wonderful asset to the organization, citing his deep commitment to community organizing and local politics in Chicago, and his work as an aide to the Obama administration.