National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Our mission 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 made up the membership of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) union. Randolph was the chief organizer and founder of the BSCP, the first African-American labor union in the country to win a collective bargaining agreement. With the help of Randolph, the Pullman Porters fought a valiant battle for employment equality with the corporate giant, the Pullman Rail Car Company. These pioneering efforts created the first bona fide union for the African American worker. This victorious struggle in America’s early labor movement was also the doorway through which many civil rights gains were made. Philip Randolph Museum is locally recognized as a historic site and is a unique addition to the tourism sites of the Pullman community of Chicago, Illinois. The Museum is also nationally recognized as a valuable and unique African-American museum. Philip Randolph museum pays tribute to one of the most influential African-American leaders in history. A. Philip Randolph redefined American labor, American democracy, and American society. During a time when it was unsafe and unpopular, Randolph demanded that African-American people be fully and equally included in American society. Philip Randolph was an intelligent and fair leader who devoted decades of his life to his vision of a more moral and civilized American society. A Philip Randolph was a great man, a great humanitarian, and a great American. Hours: Open seasonally, please visit http://www.nationalpullmanportermuseum.com/ for more information

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 made up the membership of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) union. Randolph was the chief organizer and founder of the BSCP, the first African-American labor union in the country to win a collective bargaining agreement. With the help of Randolph, the Pullman Porters fought a valiant battle for employment equality with the corporate giant, the Pullman Rail Car Company. These pioneering efforts created the first bona fide union for the African American worker. This victorious struggle in America’s early labor movement was also the doorway through which many civil rights gains were made. Philip Randolph Museum is locally recognized as a historic site and is a unique addition to the tourism sites of the Pullman community of Chicago, Illinois. The Museum is also nationally recognized as a valuable and unique African-American museum. Philip Randolph museum pays tribute to one of the most influential African-American leaders in history. A. Philip Randolph redefined American labor, American democracy, and American society. During a time when it was unsafe and unpopular, Randolph demanded that African-American people be fully and equally included in American society. Philip Randolph was an intelligent and fair leader who devoted decades of his life to his vision of a more moral and civilized American society. A Philip Randolph was a great man, a great humanitarian, and a great American. Hours: Open seasonally, please visit http://www.nationalpullmanportermuseum.com/ for more information

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Join us tomorrow (April 17, 2021) in Pullman National Monument between 9:30am and 11:30am.  There are two clean-up locat...
04/16/2021

Join us tomorrow (April 17, 2021) in Pullman National Monument between 9:30am and 11:30am.

There are two clean-up locations:

Location one: Start at 112th & S. Cottage (shared Visitor Information Center). This group will be doing service work around Hotel Florence, then 111th street along the Pullman State Historic Site fence to S. Cottage, and then north along S. Cottage (both east and west sides of the street) moving north towards 107th.

Location two: Start at the community garden at 107th and S. Cottage. Part of this group (a newly forming block club) will focus on 107th and Champlain. A second group with park rangers will be moving north along both sides of S. Cottage up towards 103rd.

Some of the community partners are offering light refreshments before and after the clean-up, and you are all welcome!

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Join us tomorrow (April 17, 2021) in Pullman National Monument between 9:30am and 11:30am.

There are two clean-up locations:

Location one: Start at 112th & S. Cottage (shared Visitor Information Center). This group will be doing service work around Hotel Florence, then 111th street along the Pullman State Historic Site fence to S. Cottage, and then north along S. Cottage (both east and west sides of the street) moving north towards 107th.

Location two: Start at the community garden at 107th and S. Cottage. Part of this group (a newly forming block club) will focus on 107th and Champlain. A second group with park rangers will be moving north along both sides of S. Cottage up towards 103rd.

Some of the community partners are offering light refreshments before and after the clean-up, and you are all welcome!

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service

Join us today as we celebrate Mr. Randolph’s 134th Birthday alongside his Fraternity Brother Harold Washington! Happy Bi...
04/15/2021

Join us today as we celebrate Mr. Randolph’s 134th Birthday alongside his Fraternity Brother Harold Washington!

Happy Birthday Chief!

Your legacy and work Continues on!

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#HistoryInTheMaking
#BlackLaborHistory
#BlackHistory365
#PullmanNationalMonument
#PullmanNationalPark
#OnePullman
#BuildingANewChicago
#TheUrbanRenaissance
#CEDEP2020

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Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
The Pullman Messenger
Live From The Pullman National Monument
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development
The Chicago Community Trust
South Chicago Chamber of Commerce
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Chicago Federation of Labor
Far South Chicago Coalition
Far South CAC
Gately Stadium Park

In their honor, we are taking their spirit of organizing to the streets as we join Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation in launching a 4 week strategic Community Engagement Project as part of The Community Economic Development Empowerment Project #CEDEP2020

Starting Friday, April 16, 2021
National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
3pm-6pm
Come voice your opinion, tell us what you want and need in the Community, and get help.

Youth can register for jobs.

Adults can get job leads and job training info.

Free food giveaways

Free PPE Giveaways

and many more resources!
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03/27/2021

ABC-TV's 'Built to Last' aired Sunday, March 21 at 12:00 p.m. with Powering Chicago union electricians and contractors featured working at the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum on the city's South side. The episode detailed work that Powering Chicago members have done at the museum as well as the museum's history and mission. Tune in!


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#HistoryInTheMaking
#BlackLaborHistory
#BlackHistory365
#PullmanNationalMonument
#PullmanNationalPark
#OnePullman
#BuildingANewChicago
#TheUrbanRenaissance
#CEDEP2020
#BuiltToLast

“David Peterson, Jr., Executive Director of the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum said during his commentary befo...
03/24/2021
King withdraws house museum ordinance, will have 'further discussion' within ward

“David Peterson, Jr., Executive Director of the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum said during his commentary before the Zoning Committee, “I’ve come before you today in solidarity with the museum and arts community across all seventy seven communities, thanking Alderwoman King for introducing, hearing concerns, and withdrawing an ordinance that brought us all together on one accord.”

Continuing Peterson said, “Yes, I agree, we need a community input process.” He suggested that the form of that accountability would come through an “accountability council that would meet quarterly.”

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#PullmanNationalMonument
#PullmanNationalPark
#OnePullman
#BuildingANewChicago
#TheUrbanRenaissance
#CEDEP2020

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Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
The Pullman Messenger
Live From The Pullman National Monument

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Ald. Sophia King (4th) withdrew her controversial house museum ordinance this morning, just before it was set to be considered by the City Council Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building

03/22/2021
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

“Randolph’s Way” is the foundation of the “Community Economic Development Empowerment Project.” It is the living, breathing, embodiment of “Cultural Economic Development”. The epicenter for “urban culturalism” - tourism & hospitality on the far south side! #StayTuned as we bring the vision to life one project at a time, starting with the Expansion of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum


Many thanks to Built to Last TV for giving us the platform to talk about our movement!

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#HistoryInTheMaking
#BlackLaborHistory
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#PullmanNationalMonument
#PullmanNationalPark
#OnePullman
#BuildingANewChicago
#TheUrbanRenaissance
#CEDEP2020

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Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
Far South Chicago Coalition
Far South CAC
Chicago Federation of Labor
The Chicago Community Trust
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
The Black Mall
Black Culture Week
Black Culture Collective
Lori Lightfoot
Governor JB Pritzker
Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
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We would like to personally thank Executive Producer Kevin Maci of Built to Last TV for pulling together an Amazing segm...
03/22/2021

We would like to personally thank Executive Producer Kevin Maci of Built to Last TV for pulling together an Amazing segment for us yesterday!

Your tireless work and effort to depict us in a light that represents the honorable characteristics of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was outstanding. Keep up the great work!

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#PullmanNationalMonument
#PullmanNationalPark
#OnePullman
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#TheUrbanRenaissance
#CEDEP2020

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
National Park Foundation
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
Chicago Federation of Labor
Chicago's Ewmc Chapter
IBEW Local 134
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
Historic Pullman Foundation
Live From The Pullman National Monument
The Pullman Messenger
The Chicago Community Trust
Lori Lightfoot
Far South Chicago Coalition
City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development
National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Tune in TODAY at Noon! Cc: Built to Last TV ABC 7 Chicago
03/21/2021

Tune in TODAY at Noon!

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ABC-TV's 'Built to Last' airs this Sunday, March 21 at 12:00 p.m. and Powering Chicago union electricians and contractors will be featured working at the A. Philip Randolph Museum on the city's South side. The episode will detail work that Powering Chicago members have done at the museum as well as the museum's history and mission. Tune in!

“At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take and keep what you can hold. If y...
03/18/2021

“At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take and keep what you can hold. If you can't take anything, you won't get anything. And if you can't hold anything, you won't keep anything. And you can't take anything without organization.” - A. Philip Randolph

🗣SOLIDARITY! 🙌🏾🏆

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APWU - The American Postal Workers Union
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - CBTU Saint Louis Chapter

The airing of Built to Last TV’s Episode 2 -- which will include the segment that includes the Museum & Powering Chicago...
03/17/2021

The airing of Built to Last TV’s Episode 2 -- which will include the segment that includes the Museum & Powering Chicago, is set for this Sunday, March 21st at Noon on ABC 7 Chicago! Be sure to tune in for a deep dive into our foundation & future!

The station also updates its website with the season 7 episodes once they air, at the following link: https://abc7chicago.com/built-to-last-season-7-series-chicago/10392196/

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#PullmanNationalMonument
#PullmanNationalPark
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#CEDEP2020

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Historic Pullman Foundation
Pullman State Historic Site
Greenstone United Methodist Church
Chicago Federation of Labor
Chicago's Ewmc Chapter
IBEW Local 134
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
The Pullman Messenger
Live From The Pullman National Monument
National Park Service
National Park Foundation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Chicago Community Trust
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice and Training Program
Illinois Labor History Society
Chicago Chapter Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. - Great Lakes Region
Black Bench Chicago
City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development
Chicago Mayor's Office
American Alliance of Museums
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

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Special thanks to NBC Chicago for an outstanding opportunity to showcase our 26 Year old historic preservation efforts t...
03/15/2021
Making a Difference: Nation's First Black Labor History Museum

Special thanks to NBC Chicago for an outstanding opportunity to showcase our 26 Year old historic preservation efforts to preserve and interpret Black Labor History!

Call to action:

1. Visit PullmanPorterMuseum.com and take our virtual tour.

2. Visit https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/become-a-member/ and get a membership for you and your family.

3. Visit https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/add-registry/ and register on our National Descendants registry if you have a family member who was a Porter or worked for the Pullman Company.

4. Stay Tuned for our upcoming Events...
- Annual Juneteenth Community Celebration
• Saturday June 19, 2021

- The Urban Renaissance Event Series
• Monday September 6, 2021

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#HistoryInTheMaking
#BlackLaborHistory
#BlackHistory365
#PullmanNationalMonument
#PullmanNationalPark
#OnePullman
#BuildingANewChicago
#TheUrbanRenaissance
#CEDEP2020

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Historic Pullman Foundation
Pullman State Historic Site
Greenstone United Methodist Church
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
Illinois Labor History Society
Chicago Federation of LaborChicago Chapter Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. - Great Lakes Region
Chicago's Ewmc Chapter
BIG: Blacks in Green
Black Culture Week
The Black Mall
Black Bench Chicago
The Pullman Messenger
Live From The Pullman National Monument
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Parks Conservation Association
The Chicago Community Trust
National Park Service
National Park Foundation
City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development
Chicago Mayor's Office
American Alliance of Museums
Dreihaus Museum
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Dr. Robin Kelly
Senator Dick Durbin
Governor JB Pritzker
Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
State Rep. Nicholas "Nick" Smith
State Representative Camille Y. Lilly
Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore
9th Ward Alderman Anthony A. Beale
Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller
Alderwoman Jeanette B. Taylor 20th ward
State Representative Sonya Harper
Lori Lightfoot
Alderman David Moore

From giving youth a platform for change to chronicling labor history, the Pullman Porter Museum plays a pivotal role in the fabric of Chicago. NBC 5’s Michelle Relerford reports.

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03/04/2021

Democratic Party of Illinois

Congratulations to our new chair! Dr. Robin Kelly

We are so very Proud of our Congresswoman, Dr. Robin Kelly for being elected Chairwoman of The Illinois Democratic Party...
03/04/2021

We are so very Proud of our Congresswoman, Dr. Robin Kelly for being elected Chairwoman of The Illinois Democratic Party! Her continued Support of The Pullman National Monument, National Park Service and all its Community Partners is a true testament of her grass root support. We are sure she will continue to do great things.

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03/04/2021

Chicago Federation of Labor’s virtual celebration of Black labor was made possible with the help of the CFL’s Civil Rights & Human Relations Committee, National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Labor Brotherhood United, Temp Worker Union Alliance Project, and the Chicago Workers Collaborative.

Our President, David A. Peterson Jr. closed out the event with an acknowledgment of some of our Community Partners and announced a few of our upcoming events.

Stay Tuned for details coming soon...

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#BlackLaborHistory
#BlackHistory365
#PullmanNationalMonument
#PullmanNationalPark
#OnePullman
#BuildingANewChicago
#TheUrbanRenaissance
#CEDEP2020

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
Historic Pullman Foundation
Greenstone United Methodist Church
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
Chicago's Ewmc Chapter
Far South Chicago Coalition
City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development

The Pullman Messenger
Live From The Pullman National Monument

JOIN US TODAY as we Celebrate a long legacy of Black Labor! Chicago Federation of Labor’s virtual celebration of Black l...
02/27/2021

JOIN US TODAY as we Celebrate a long legacy of Black Labor!

Chicago Federation of Labor’s virtual celebration of Black labor is being made possible with the help of CFL’s Civil Rights & Human Relations Committee, National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, Chicago Chapter Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, The A. Philip Randolph Institute, Labor Brotherhood United, Temp Worker Union Alliance Project, and the Chicago Workers' Collaborative.

For more details visit: https://fb.me/e/3e3otCE4O

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Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
Far South Chicago Coalition
Pullman State Historic Site
Historic Pullman Foundation
Greenstone United Methodist Church
Chicago's Ewmc Chapter
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development

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Happy 26th Anniversary to our effort to interpret, preserve and protect black labor history!!! February 25, 1995 - Prese...
02/25/2021

Happy 26th Anniversary to our effort to interpret, preserve and protect black labor history!!!

February 25, 1995 - Present

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
Historic Pullman Foundation
Pullman State Historic Site
Far South Chicago Coalition
Chicago Federation of Labor

Our founder Dr. Hughes set out into uncharted land 25 years ago... the rest is History. #25thAnniversary #CelebraringBlackLabor365 #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #PullmanPorterMuseum #PullmanNationalMonument @ Pullman National Monument, National Park Service

Special thanks to Rebecca Toy for an outstanding article on Fodor's Travel! Thank you for doing such a great job capturi...
02/24/2021
The Black Labor Union That Helped Launch the Civil Rights Movement Started Here

Special thanks to Rebecca Toy for an outstanding article on Fodor's Travel! Thank you for doing such a great job capturing our vision.

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Historic Pullman Foundation
Greenstone United Methodist Church
Far South Chicago Coalition
Chicago Federation of Labor
Illinois Labor History Society

On February 19, 2015, President Barack Obama designated national monument status to the Pullman Historic District, making it the first national park service in Chicago. Far from incidental, the designation acknowledges America's first company-created community and honors the role of all Pullman rail...

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02/16/2021
A Tour of Historic Pullman, Chicago's First National Monument : Flo's Favorites

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Historic Pullman is Chicago's first National Monument. The town built between 1880 and 1884 was one of the nation's first company towns

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10406 S Maryland Ave (Entrance At 817 East 104th Street)
Chicago, IL
60628

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(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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