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. The A. 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. The A. 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. A. 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

Our mission to promote, honor and celebrate the legacy of A. Philip Randolph,the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and their contributions to labor

Mission: The museum exists for the purpose of providing educational, and cultural enrichment for all of mankind. All activities, past, present and future, are for the purpose of objectives that are inexorably intertwined - the study, preservation, interpretation, and enjoyment of African-American history and culture. The permanent collection displays exhibits which are pertinent to the study of the Pullman Historic District, the Great Migration, American Labor History, A. Philip Randolph, the Pullman Porters, and the American Civil Rights Movement.

Special thanks to our Partners down at the Historic Pullman Foundation for coming to support our 25th Anniversary. We’re...
03/17/2020

Special thanks to our Partners down at the Historic Pullman Foundation for coming to support our 25th Anniversary. We’re all closed in the Monument during this unfortunate time but we will prayerfully be back to Normal by the Summer. We hope all remain safe during these uncertain times. #PullmanPartners #OnePullman #PullmanStrong
#APhilipRandolph #GentleWarriorAwards2020

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Today on #InternationalWomensDay we thank the Strong pioneering Women who helped support, build and Sustain Americas 1st...
03/08/2020

Today on #InternationalWomensDay we thank the Strong pioneering Women who helped support, build and Sustain Americas 1st #BlackLabor #Union. Once the Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters {#BSCP} achieved recognition by the #Pullman Company, the union set about realizing its practical objectives and meeting the needs of its membership. The contract between the Pullman Company and the BSCP brought the porters the single largest wage increase they had ever received under an agreement with the company. The BSCP also secured agreements from the Pullman Company that established a 240-hour work month, eliminated the system of determining rates by mileage, and guaranteed pay for preparatory and terminal time and a reasonable amount of rest during trips.


The constitution of the BSCP also provided for the formation of the International Ladies Auxiliary, an adjunct organization for wives and female relatives of members of the union. The primary function of the auxiliary was to assist the BSCP through fund-raising and dissemination of information in the interest of the union.

#BlackHistory365 #National #APhilipRandolph #PullmanPorterMuseum #WomensHistoryMonth #WomensHistory #WomensMarch #womenempowerment #womenpower #ADayWithoutAWoman

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Thank you to all the supporters of the Pullman Porter Museum who joined us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary! The Red Ca...
03/08/2020

Thank you to all the supporters of the Pullman Porter Museum who joined us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary! The Red Carpet style event was an incredible outpouring of love and support. It was truly a fantastic event thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Those of you who know our history know that in our twenty-five years of existence, we have operated primarily as a self-funded public institution. Our revenue is derived solely from fundraising activity, membership, and the traveling exhibit.

If you were not able to attend, you can still support the museum. Purchase an annual membership, or donate at www.nationalpullmanportermuseum.com You can also view few photos from the amazing celebration here. It was truly a pleasure to honor such incredible individuals, Check it out!

#GWA2020 #GentleWarriorAwards2020 #PullmanPorterMuseum #25thAnniversary

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation The Pullman Messenger Live From The Pullman National Monument Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Chicago Federation of Labor Calumet Collaborative Cook County Assessor's Office Nick Smith La Shawn K. Ford Bridget Gainer

Did you know the first Man to reach the North Pole was a Pullman Porter? He is also mentioned in our national Registry “...
02/29/2020
The First Man to Reach the North Pole was an African American Desk Clerk the World Forgot

Did you know the first Man to reach the North Pole was a Pullman Porter? He is also mentioned in our national Registry “An Anthology of Respect”. (https://www.amazon.com/Anthology-Respect-National-Historic-Employees/dp/0979394112)

He is survived by his Great Grand Niece Taraji P. Henson one of the many “Descendants of Distinction”.
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Do you have a relative who was a Pullman Porter, Dining Car waiter, worked on the Railroad or belonged to the union? If so visit https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/add-registry/ to add their name.

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Calumet Collaborative Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events 2016 Great Migration Centennial Commission Chicago Federation of Labor

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02/27/2020
FOX 32 Chicago Visits Pullman!

As we prepare to close out #BlackHistoryMonth after celebrating our 25th Anniversary, we would like to send special thanks to Fox 32 Chicago for taking the time to come by and visit us yesterday!

We’re excited to start Women’s History Month next week as we will be highlighting the Women’s Auxiliary and the Women inclusion in the Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters, Dining Car Waiters and Maids.

#TheMovementMovesOn #BlackHistory366 #AMPR #BlackLaborHistory #PullmanNationalMonument

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Calumet Collaborative Choose Chicago Historic Pullman Annual House Tours PullmanArts Chicago Federation of Labor Chicago's Ewmc Chapter Live From The Pullman National Monument The Pullman Messenger Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

Our founder Dr. Hughes set out into uncharted land 25 years ago... the rest is History. #25thAnniversary #CelebraringBla...
02/25/2020

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

On this day 25 years ago the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum opened its doors for the first time. 25 y...
02/25/2020

On this day 25 years ago the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum opened its doors for the first time. 25 years later... we are still here. Standing firm through all the trials and tribulations, roadblocks, attacks and setbacks. We thank you all for taking this journey with us and look forward to another 25 years! Let’s build! The Movement Moves On... come join us! #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #PullmanPorterMuseum #PullmanNationalMonument #BrotherhoodOfSleepingCarPorters

Tonight is the night! There is still time to purchase tickets.
02/22/2020

Tonight is the night! There is still time to purchase tickets.

As we approach our 25th Anniversary we are so thankful for one of our most loyal supporters and A Philip Randolph’s Frat...
02/21/2020

As we approach our 25th Anniversary we are so thankful for one of our most loyal supporters and A Philip Randolph’s Fraternity Brother, State Rep Lashawn K Ford for introducing HR 749 recognizing all Randolph’s accomplishments for the fight for equality in Labor, Economics and Civil Rights! #TheMovementMovesOn #TheBrotherhoodInAction #PhiBetaSigma

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation Chicago Federation of Labor Illinois Labor History Society Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Chicago's EWMC Chapter

You still have time to purchase your tickets for our event this Saturday!
02/18/2020

You still have time to purchase your tickets for our event this Saturday!

We are so excited about the amazing support from NBC Chicago as we Celebrate 25 years of excellence and Preserving the l...
02/17/2020
NBC 5 Chicago Brand Studio

We are so excited about the amazing support from NBC Chicago as we Celebrate 25 years of excellence and Preserving the legacy of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters!

On the eve of its 25th anniversary, The National A. Philip Randolph Museum finds new urgency.

Thank you Curbed Chicago for mentioning the World’s only Black Labor History Museum representing and archiving America’s...
02/16/2020
Celebrate Black History Month by getting to know these 10 landmarks

Thank you Curbed Chicago for mentioning the World’s only Black Labor History Museum representing and archiving America’s first and only Black Labor Union; The Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters, right in Chicago’s first National Park Service Site! The Brotherhood lives! #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #HistoryInTheMaking #TheMovementMovesOn #LetsBuildPullman #OnePullman #PullmanNationalMonument

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Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Historic Pullman Foundation Choose Chicago Chicago's Ewmc Chapter The Chicago Community Trust DuSable Museum of African American History Chicago Federation of Labor

Famous African-American churches, newspapers, and cultural sites.

Thank you RollOut!
02/15/2020
David Peterson eyes the impact of Pullman Porter Museum before 25th anniversary

Thank you RollOut!

David A. Peterson Jr. is the president and executive director of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum located in Chicago. The Florida A&M University graduate began his career with the museum during college when he toured nationally for the NAPRPP museum and Amtrak as the coordinator...

We are officially 1 week away from celebrating our 25th Anniversary!!! Will you join us? - Not in town? Don’t worry... y...
02/15/2020
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter labor movement museum to celebrate its 25th anniversary | The Crusader Newspaper Group

We are officially 1 week away from celebrating our 25th Anniversary!!! Will you join us?

- Not in town? Don’t worry... you can still make a donation on our website. No amount is too small or large. https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=0eejlA11tkQn5sEw2Bhrr995lLOskW4yFxr4XhcoRDiRW_zx9RwIOZX7r2H7f4bUIbwhuW&country.x=US&locale.x=

- Want to come but still haven’t purchased a ticket? That’s fine too... visit the link for tickets... https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/event-sponsorship/

- In town but can’t come but still want your business in our ad book? No prob.... visit https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=0eejlA11tkQn5sEw2Bhrr995lLOskW4yFxr4XhcoRDiRW_zx9RwIOZX7r2H7f4bUIbwhuW&country.x=US&locale.x= for info.

- Can’t do any of the above? That’s just fine too... just hit the “like” and “share” button and keep scrolling.

No matter which route you take it’s ALL love and we appreciate it all! Happy All-Star weekend!

#TheMovementMovesOn #GWA2020 #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #GentleWarriorAwards

The year 2020 marks a milestone in the life of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter (NAPRPP) Museum AKA the Pullman Porter Museum because it celebrates twenty-five years as the premier guardian of the history of Blacks in America’s labor union movement, and keeper of A. Philip Randolph ....

02/13/2020
The Jam TV Show

Special thanks to The Jam TV Show for such an amazing segment on the History of the Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters, our 25th Anniversary & expansion Plan and the Launch of the “Community Economic Development Empowerment Project” aka #CEDEP2020! #TheMovementMovesOn #LetsBuild #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #GWA2020

For Tickets to the Annual Gentle Warrior Awards; Saturday February 22, 2020 Visit.... https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/event-sponsorship/
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Cc: Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation The Pullman Messenger Live From The Pullman National Monument Chicago Federation of Labor Amalgamated Bank of Chicago IBEW Local 134 Electrical Workers Minority Caucus-National Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Choose Chicago Choose Chicago Pullman National Monument, National Park Service PullmanArts Art on the Loose, Inc. Pullman Arts Commission Historic Pullman Foundation Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Official) 2016 Great Migration Centennial Commission City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development Lori Lightfoot Chicago Mayor's Office Cook County Assessor's Office Public Building Commission of Chicago The Chicago Community Trust MacArthur Foundation Chicago's Ewmc Chapter
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Special thanks to Afrika Porter and Melanie Brown of #AMPR

It's the only black labor museum in the country. We look into the history of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum and the legacy they left behind.

Consistently working to get the story out about A. Philip Randolph and the Pullman Porters! #TheJam #AMPR
02/06/2020

Consistently working to get the story out about A. Philip Randolph and the Pullman Porters! #TheJam #AMPR

Press Conference Announcement:The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is pleased to announce that we will ...
02/05/2020

Press Conference Announcement:

The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is pleased to announce that we will create The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Wing. We are very proud of our President David Peterson for his active role in engaging the media and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. about the importance of unions.

Fox 32 Chicago
02/04/2020

Fox 32 Chicago

REMEMBERING AN ICON: Today we honor the legacy and celebrate the birthday of Rosa Parks, who was born February 4, 1913.

Special thanks to Afrika Porter and Melanie Brown of #AMPR & Hosea Sanders, Marissa Isang and the entire ABC 7 Chicago T...
02/04/2020
Pullman Porter Museum celebrates 25th anniversary, connects lessons of the past to challenges of the present

Special thanks to Afrika Porter and Melanie Brown of #AMPR & Hosea Sanders, Marissa Isang and the entire ABC 7 Chicago Team for an amazing interview!

As we start Black History Month we are more than excited to continue to highlight the history and legacy of America’s first Black Labor Union to receive a Charter under the American Federation of Labor. And even more proud this is our 25th Year doing so!

For ticket and Sponsorship info. to our Annual #GentleWarriorAwards Gala visit
https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/event-sponsorship/

#TheMovementMovesOn #TheBrotherhoodInAction #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #LaborHistory #GWA2020

The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum on the South Side of Chicago is celebrating its 25th anniversary as Black History Month begins.

“As the founder of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter museum, my heart swells with pride as we celebrate twe...
01/30/2020

“As the founder of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter museum, my heart swells with pride as we celebrate twenty-five years as the premier guardian of the history of blacks in Americas’ labor union movement and the keeper of A. Philip Randolph's legacy. To say that it has not been an easy path would be putting it mildly, but on Feb 22nd we will commemorate the milestone of 25 years as we host the A. Philip Randolph “Gentle Warrior Award” gala fund-raiser celebration. Fox News Emmy award winner Tia Ewing and WVON’s Cliff Kelley -- two of Chicago’s favorite media personalities -- will emcee the event. Please join us!” - Dr. Lyn Hughes



#GWA2020 #GentleWarriorAwards #PullmanPorters #PullmanPorterMuseum #BlackHistoryMonth #25thAnniversary

Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
01/18/2020

Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

This week we were blessed and honored to meet Maurice D. Cox who was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and confirmed by the City Council on October 16, 2019. We were able to get insight into his past work, future vision, and especially his ideas for the development of Chicago's African American neighborhoods. We learned about his commitment to environmental justice communities and more healthy and fair ways to develop metropolitan industry. He expounded in great detail about his perspective on expanding The Green Living Room and Sustainable Square Mile to enrich Chicago's underserved communities. We are very optimistic and excited to see his work and vision come to life! #StayTuned #TheMovementMovesOn #RandolphsDream #CEDEP2020



For more info visit - https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dcd/auto_generated/dcd_leadership.html

Cc: City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development Chicago Mayor's Office Lori Lightfoot

Last week we were blessed to have Mr. Michael Cristal, the International President of #PhiBetaSigma Fraternity Incorpora...
01/13/2020

Last week we were blessed to have Mr. Michael Cristal, the International President of #PhiBetaSigma Fraternity Incorporated stop by to visit us while in town. Since A. Philip Randolph was a lifetime member of this illustrious Organization it is always our pleasure and honor to be recognized and supported by them. #TheBrotherhoodInAction #TheMovementMovesOn

It’s almost that time! Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary! #GentleWarriorAwards2020 #GWA2020
01/03/2020
TICKETS and EVENT SPONSORSHIP BELOW - The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

It’s almost that time!

Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary! #GentleWarriorAwards2020 #GWA2020

Click here to download our Sponsorship Packet (PDF) or view the images below. You’re welcome to make your sponsorship with a credit card with the order form above or mail the PDF sponsorship forms with a check to the address on the form.

Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
12/28/2019

Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

This Saturday December 28, 2019 our President and Founder David Peterson Jr. will be on the Ariel Investments Sponsored Weekly business Radio Show that airs LIVE on Saturdays at 9:00am on WVON 1690am. Tune in as they will talk about the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Expansion Plan & The Community Economic Development Empowerment Project; Neighborhood Stabilization Plan. #CEDEP

Also calling in will be our venture capital partner, Anselm LeBourne, Managing Director, Nevicott-CL Financial-Ashanti Kingdom Investment Trust. Anselm will call in on our radio segment to discuss how international African diaspora financial institutions can serve as investment partners for community development, job creation and access to capital for entrepreneurs in Chicago Opportunity Zones, and HBCU opportunity zones across US urban communities, with Ariel Investments, Randolph's Dream CDC., and the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum. Anselm will discuss how economic value can be created for all stakeholders from investment in our community.

http://wvon.com/urban-business-roundtable/

#CEDEP2020 #LetsBuild #RandolphsDreamCDC

Cc: The Pullman Messenger Live From The Pullman National Monument

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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

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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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