National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Our mission is to promote, honor and celebrate the legacy of A. Philip Randolph, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and their contributions to organized labor and America's Civil Rights movement.

The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Dr. Lyn Hughes, its founder and director emeritus. The facility is located in the Historic Pullman National Monument District in Chicago. Designated as a unit of the National Park Service, by President Barack Obama on February 19, 2015. The facility is named after men who made history - Asa Philip Randolph and Pullman Porters who

The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Dr. Lyn Hughes, its founder and director emeritus. The facility is located in the Historic Pullman National Monument District in Chicago. Designated as a unit of the National Park Service, by President Barack Obama on February 19, 2015. The facility is named after men who made history - Asa Philip Randolph and Pullman Porters who

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09/28/2021
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WTTW News invites you to Black Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation, a virtual event on Monday, September 27 at 8:00 pm. Chicago Tonight: Black Voices host and Chicago Tonight co-anchor Brandis Friedman will lead an online conversation with Lee Bey, author of Southern Exposure: The Overlooked....

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Come join us THIS SUNDAY for a free family event!
09/23/2021

Come join us THIS SUNDAY for a free family event!

09/17/2021

We will be closed tomorrow, Saturday September 18th. We will be open today until 4pm and reopen on Thursday September 23rd.

Please spread the word. Have great weekend All!

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Here at the Museum we take great pride in representing, preserving and interpreting Black Labor History from an organic ...
09/12/2021
The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

Here at the Museum we take great pride in representing, preserving and interpreting Black Labor History from an organic and authentic perspective. We capture a feeling of respect, honor and dignity that can be shared across generations.

This weekend we were blessed to have a 90 year old Pullman Porter Descendant come share her personal stories of growing up with Pullman Porters in her family and community. She was pleased to see our National Registry by our Founder Dr Lyn Hughes on sale in our gift shop as she shared many stories with our President David Peterson Jr.

Are you a Pullman Porter Descendant? Have you registered on our international registry? If not, please do so today here…. https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/add-registry/

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Today is the big day! We look forward to seeing you all soon! Come help us celebrate Labor Day in Pullman National Monum...
09/06/2021

Today is the big day! We look forward to seeing you all soon! Come help us celebrate Labor Day in Pullman National Monument, National Park Service!

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#HistoryInTheMaking

Today is the big day! We look forward to seeing you all soon! Come help us celebrate Labor Day in Pullman National Monument, National Park Service!

#TheUrbanRenaissance
#TheMovementMovesOn
#HistoryInTheMaking

Photos from Ana Belaval's post
09/05/2021

Photos from Ana Belaval's post

09/05/2021

What a great first day we had for the grand opening of the park’s new visitor center today!

If you didn’t make it out, we have more great stuff planned for tomorrow. Tickets for sneak peeks of the new building, walking tours with the Illinois Labor History Society, tours of historic Pullman railcars, and guided tours of the Hotel Florence were gone in less than an hour this morning, so be sure to get here early on Sunday. Ticket distribution begins at 9 at the information tent in front of the Hotel Florence.

But there’s a lot more going on if the tickets are gone! Visit Market Hall, the Greenstone Church, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, take in a performance or talk at the program tent and lots more. You can earn a cool grand opening sticker just by visiting five of the sites on the Pullman Passenger Check and getting it punched at each location!

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Photos from Historic Pullman Foundation's post
09/05/2021

Photos from Historic Pullman Foundation's post

Visitor center opens at Pullman National Monument
09/04/2021
Visitor center opens at Pullman National Monument

Visitor center opens at Pullman National Monument

The visitor center is inside the former administration building of the Pullman Palace Car Co. And for Labor Day weekend, Pullman-built railcars also will be on display.

We are thankful to our outstanding Congresswoman who has taken this ride with us every step of the way! Her genuine lead...
08/31/2021

We are thankful to our outstanding Congresswoman who has taken this ride with us every step of the way! Her genuine leadership is truly commendable.

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#TheMovementMovesOn
#PullmanNationalMonument

08/30/2021
FROM:​​JAM PUBLIC RELATIONS ​​​CONTACT:​FRANCES JACKSON or ALVITA RHONE8225 SOUTH COLFAX AVENUE​​​​(312) 415-3200 or (70...
08/30/2021

FROM:​​JAM PUBLIC RELATIONS
​​​CONTACT:​FRANCES JACKSON or ALVITA RHONE
8225 SOUTH COLFAX AVENUE​​​​(312) 415-3200 or (708) 996-3382
CHICAGO, IL 60617​​
(312) 415-3200​​​​


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



PULLMAN PORTER MUSEUM ANNOUNCES BLACK RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT!!!!

TODAY: MONDAY AUGUST 30TH 2021
10AM SHARP

CEDEP 2020 WILL PROVIDE COMMUNITY ACCESS TO MONETIZING THEIR PASSION

CHICAGO, IL. - The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum has been on a mission to Change the Narrative of consistent negative messaging about Black Communities that is colored by the actions of a few. There are thousands of untold positive messages out there. The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is working to push positive messages out and begin to restore hope in our communities.

Currently in THE MANIFESTATION PHASE, (“Installment Number 4”), National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is SOUNDING THE ALARM to act and reclaim control of our history, heritage, and culture.

During the day’s event, The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum publicly states, “We are stepping out and taking the lead with resources that we are assembling…to initiate this action within the African American Community by utilizing the things we have control over...OUR CULTURE! We are working to create a strong sound economic base in the Black community using as our vehicle, Cultural Economic Development by implementing the Community Economic Development Empowerment Project (CEDEP) 2020 PLAN.

Noting the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is a nonprofit and has certain limitations that prevents access to most of the required resources to address many of the root causes in the Black community, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum created a Social Enterprise collaborative partnership with Randolph’s Dream CDC, a Community Development Corporation. Together they created CEDEP 2020. It is a template that can be used in other communities to help rebuild communities across this city. The museum is starting their Plan on the North end of the Pullman National Monument historic district designated by President Barack Obama in 2015.

The essence of which is the harnessing of black history heritage and culture and using it as an organizing tool to rebuild our communities. This focused effort will place Culture at the very core of every action. It is called Cultural Economic Development (CED). This is something that the founder, Dr. Lyn Hughes, has talked about for 20 plus years, and the proof of concept is the creation of the first Black labor history museum in the nation…The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum.

The museum modeled that concept by studying the path created by members of the first black union chartered under the American Federation of labor. They were working men who worked on the trains to provide for their families but were also entrepreneurs. In that process, they became purveyors of Cultural Economic Development. They opened businesses and were productive active members of their communities.

A key point is they understood that our History, Heritage and Culture was the glue to hold the African American community together. Music and the Arts have always been a part of our communities. Today everyone else but us has recognized the importance of our culture and has monetized it. The African American Community is the only entity that does not benefit from it.

THE URBAN RENAISSANCE IS BOTH A SOUNDING OF THE ALARM/WAKE UP CALL AND A CALL TO ACTION. WE ARE USING THE CED TOOLBOX.
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OUTLINE OF INSTALLATIONS:

Installation 1: Kick off Urban Renaissance with Founding Principal, Christopher T. Goins, Butler College Prep; George Daniels, George’s Music Room; State Senator of the 17th District Elgie Sims, Jr.; David Doig, Chicago Neighborhood Initiative; the late Dr. Leon Finney, Woodlawn Community Development Corporation at the Ribbon Cutting of Performance Stage Museum 44 “Where Hip Hop Meets History”.

Installation 2: George Daniels Host the Performance Stage commemorating The Great Migration featuring performances by emerging artists, students, etc. Giving them a platform for expression while simultaneously exposing them to the outlets to make their passion a career.

Installation 3: As an alumnus of After School Maters, it was a Full Circle Moment when the CEO of After School Matters invited David Peterson to attend The Obama Summit in 2017. This put National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum on a national stage. Moderated by Melody Hopson, Ariel Capital Management, David was able to discuss with Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex his ideas about the Black Renaissance emerging out of Museum 44.

FROM:​​JAM PUBLIC RELATIONS
​​​CONTACT:​FRANCES JACKSON or ALVITA RHONE
8225 SOUTH COLFAX AVENUE​​​​(312) 415-3200 or (708) 996-3382
CHICAGO, IL 60617​​
(312) 415-3200​​​​


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



PULLMAN PORTER MUSEUM ANNOUNCES BLACK RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT!!!!

TODAY: MONDAY AUGUST 30TH 2021
10AM SHARP

CEDEP 2020 WILL PROVIDE COMMUNITY ACCESS TO MONETIZING THEIR PASSION

CHICAGO, IL. - The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum has been on a mission to Change the Narrative of consistent negative messaging about Black Communities that is colored by the actions of a few. There are thousands of untold positive messages out there. The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is working to push positive messages out and begin to restore hope in our communities.

Currently in THE MANIFESTATION PHASE, (“Installment Number 4”), National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is SOUNDING THE ALARM to act and reclaim control of our history, heritage, and culture.

During the day’s event, The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum publicly states, “We are stepping out and taking the lead with resources that we are assembling…to initiate this action within the African American Community by utilizing the things we have control over...OUR CULTURE! We are working to create a strong sound economic base in the Black community using as our vehicle, Cultural Economic Development by implementing the Community Economic Development Empowerment Project (CEDEP) 2020 PLAN.

Noting the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is a nonprofit and has certain limitations that prevents access to most of the required resources to address many of the root causes in the Black community, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum created a Social Enterprise collaborative partnership with Randolph’s Dream CDC, a Community Development Corporation. Together they created CEDEP 2020. It is a template that can be used in other communities to help rebuild communities across this city. The museum is starting their Plan on the North end of the Pullman National Monument historic district designated by President Barack Obama in 2015.

The essence of which is the harnessing of black history heritage and culture and using it as an organizing tool to rebuild our communities. This focused effort will place Culture at the very core of every action. It is called Cultural Economic Development (CED). This is something that the founder, Dr. Lyn Hughes, has talked about for 20 plus years, and the proof of concept is the creation of the first Black labor history museum in the nation…The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum.

The museum modeled that concept by studying the path created by members of the first black union chartered under the American Federation of labor. They were working men who worked on the trains to provide for their families but were also entrepreneurs. In that process, they became purveyors of Cultural Economic Development. They opened businesses and were productive active members of their communities.

A key point is they understood that our History, Heritage and Culture was the glue to hold the African American community together. Music and the Arts have always been a part of our communities. Today everyone else but us has recognized the importance of our culture and has monetized it. The African American Community is the only entity that does not benefit from it.

THE URBAN RENAISSANCE IS BOTH A SOUNDING OF THE ALARM/WAKE UP CALL AND A CALL TO ACTION. WE ARE USING THE CED TOOLBOX.
-30-
OUTLINE OF INSTALLATIONS:

Installation 1: Kick off Urban Renaissance with Founding Principal, Christopher T. Goins, Butler College Prep; George Daniels, George’s Music Room; State Senator of the 17th District Elgie Sims, Jr.; David Doig, Chicago Neighborhood Initiative; the late Dr. Leon Finney, Woodlawn Community Development Corporation at the Ribbon Cutting of Performance Stage Museum 44 “Where Hip Hop Meets History”.

Installation 2: George Daniels Host the Performance Stage commemorating The Great Migration featuring performances by emerging artists, students, etc. Giving them a platform for expression while simultaneously exposing them to the outlets to make their passion a career.

Installation 3: As an alumnus of After School Maters, it was a Full Circle Moment when the CEO of After School Matters invited David Peterson to attend The Obama Summit in 2017. This put National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum on a national stage. Moderated by Melody Hopson, Ariel Capital Management, David was able to discuss with Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex his ideas about the Black Renaissance emerging out of Museum 44.

Come join us today!!! A free event for the Entire family! Free GamesFree FoodFree Vaccines Free Resources
08/19/2021

Come join us today!!! A free event for the Entire family!

Free Games
Free Food
Free Vaccines
Free Resources

Come join us today!!! A free event for the Entire family!

Free Games
Free Food
Free Vaccines
Free Resources

08/13/2021
The Death Of Richard Trumka Head of AFL-CIO Stuns Labor - Millions MournTrumka was one of those rare individuals who did...
08/12/2021
The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

The Death Of Richard Trumka Head of AFL-CIO Stuns Labor - Millions Mourn

Trumka was one of those rare individuals who did not allow the power he wielded, nor his ego, to change the content of his character. At his very core, he was a decent, honorable, man of integrity.”— Dr. Lyn Hughes CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The sudden death of Richard Trumka, President of the National AFL-CIO, has left a blanket of grief among countless numbers of people — both inside and outside of the labor community. I am Dr. Lyn Hughes, founder of the National APR Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM) am one of those people. Richard Trumka was one of those rare individuals who did not allow the considerable power he wielded, nor his ego, to change the content of his character. At his very core, he was a decent, honorable, man of integrity. Richard Trumka’s Death is a Huge Loss To Labor. Read More…. https://www.usnationaltimes.com/article/548458941-the-death-of-richard-trumka-head-of-afl-cio-stuns-labor-millions-mourn?fbclid=IwAR3HhXKbo3Vm134G2OhpmcJsrYopM9VFOowGXJcU3BfiREKe5E1-o2vWzhc

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The Death Of Richard Trumka, President of The National AFL-CIO A Huge Loss To Organized Labor. Trumka was one of those r...
08/11/2021
The Death Of Richard Trumka Head of AFL-CIO Stuns Labor - Millions Mourn | US National Times

The Death Of Richard Trumka, President of The National AFL-CIO A Huge Loss To Organized Labor.

Trumka was one of those rare individuals who did not allow the power he wielded, nor his ego, to change the content of his character. At his very core, he was a decent, honorable, man of integrity.”— Dr. Lyn Hughes CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The sudden death of Richard Trumka, President of the National AFL-CIO, has left a blanket of grief among countless numbers of people — both inside and outside of the labor community. I am Dr. Lyn Hughes, founder of the National APR Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM) am one of those people. Richard Trumka was one of those rare individuals who did not allow the considerable power he wielded, nor his ego, to change the content of his character. At his very core, he was a decent, honorable, man of integrity. Richard Trumka’s Death is a Huge Loss To Labor.

#TheBrotherhoodInAction
#GentleWarriorAwards
#ChangeAgent
#PullmanPorterMuseum
#APhilipRandolph
#BlackLaborHistory
#TheUrbanRenaissance
#PullmanNationalMonument

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08/03/2021
We hope you will join us tomorrow! Cc: Far South Chicago Coalition
08/02/2021

We hope you will join us tomorrow!

Cc: Far South Chicago Coalition

On the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, communities across the nation, including Pullman, will celebrate America’s night out against crime. If you live in or near Pullman, observe National Night Out on 8/3, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Gately Park, 744 E. 103rd St., where you'll enjoy free food, games, inflatables, music, and entertainment. COVID protocols will be observed. https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/gately-james-park#News

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Opening Hours

Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

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(773) 850-8580

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Our mission to promote, honor and celebrate the legacy of A. Philip Randolph, and the Pullman Porters ( ie., the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters) and their contributions to America’s organized labor and the Civil Rights movements.

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