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.

11/07/2019

Visitor Testimonials.... Book your appointment today for our winter hours and come visit us! #PullmanNationalMonument

Mosnart - visiting artist project
10/29/2019

Mosnart - visiting artist project

We invite you to explore Pullman from a Labor perspective. Just message Mosnart - visiting artist project to borrow a copy of the Illinois Labor History Society's “Touring Pullman Guide” by William Adelman to start your journey and then drop it off when you’re done.

Within two blocks you can walk to where national labor leader Eugene V. Debs talked with strikers and later said “The paternalism of Pullman is the same as the self-interest of a slave-holder in his human battles. You are striking to avert slavery and degradation” … just around the corner is the house where activist and labor leader Jennie Curtis and her father lived, with descriptions of the working conditions that Jennie describes as “tyrannical and abusive treatment” of workers… Just up the block is the Pullman Greenstone Church where Pullman’s labor battles took to the pulpit during the strike with Rev. Oggel’s sermon praising Pullman, and then how Rev. Carwardine won the love and respect of the people of Pullman by peaching a rather different view of George Pullman at another location in Pullman.

The booklet includes over 50 sites with detailed descriptions, both south / north of the factory in and around Pullman. Cost: free (borrow one of our copies for the day or you can buy your own for $10 from the ILHS). Also included is an invitation to the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (a must see when touring Pullman!) and the Pullman National Monument, National Park Service

Mosnart - visiting artist project encourages multiperspectivity and thoughtful inquiry in what did and didn’t work here and why. Thank you to Illinois Labor History Society for these guides and allowing us to share them with the public. You may also purchase the guides at the Pullman National Monument Visitor Center or directly from ILHS.

#EugeneDebs #APhilipRandolph #JennieCurtis #RevCarwardine #JaneAddams #Labor #PullmanStrike #125thAnniversary #mosnart

Special thanks to Chicago Cares for organizing an AMAZING Volunteer “Day of Service” with reps from several organiza...
10/19/2019

Special thanks to Chicago Cares for organizing an AMAZING Volunteer “Day of Service” with reps from several organizations this week at the museum.

Cc: Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Chicago Federation of Labor Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Calumet Collaborative

10/13/2019

Yes.... we will be open today during the Annual Pullman House Tour.... come by and see us.

#ThePullmanPorterExperience #TheBrotherhoodInAction

One Summer Chicago
10/11/2019

One Summer Chicago

It's #Throwback Thursday as we feature some of our OSC youth's summer experiences throughout Chicago such as creating documentary work in the Pullman neighborhood.

- with Phalanx Family Services, National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

SAVE THE DATE!!! It’s almost time to Celebrate our 25th Anniversary! #GWA2020 #25Years #BlackHistory365
09/23/2019

SAVE THE DATE!!! It’s almost time to Celebrate our 25th Anniversary! #GWA2020 #25Years #BlackHistory365

Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
09/10/2019

Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"

This weekend we kicked off the “Randolph’s Dream in Motion” Bike Tour with Slow Roll Chicago, The Common Ground Foundation and Friends of Big Marsh. It was an interactive tour through Pullman National Monument, National Park Service, Rosemoor, Roseland and then to Big Marsh Eco Recreational Bike Park.

#HistoryInTheMaking #RandolphsDreamInMotion #CommunityEconomicDevelopmentEmpowermentProject #CEDEP #BikeTour #OutDoorRecreation #PullmanNationalMonument #OnePullman #RoselandMatters #SlowRollChicago #BikeLife

Cc: National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation The Pullman Messenger Active Transportation Alliance Calumet Collaborative Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events MacArthur Foundation LISC Chicago The Chicago Community Trust Outdoor Afro Chicago Mayor's Office

#TheStruggleContinues #TheMovementMovesOn #TheBrotherhoodLives #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #LaborHistory
09/06/2019

#TheStruggleContinues #TheMovementMovesOn #TheBrotherhoodLives #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #LaborHistory

#ChicagoMade #LaborDay #Pullman  #LaborHistory #TheMovementMovesOn
09/05/2019

#ChicagoMade #LaborDay #Pullman #LaborHistory #TheMovementMovesOn

Our Founder Dr. Lyn Hughes and President, David A. Peterson Jr. at The 2019 Chicago Federation of Labor; Annual Labor Da...
09/05/2019

Our Founder Dr. Lyn Hughes and President, David A. Peterson Jr. at The 2019 Chicago Federation of Labor; Annual Labor Day Luncheon with Pullman Porter Descendant, Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller and the trailblazing States Attorney Kim Foxx.

#LetsBuildPullman #TheMovementMovesOn #BuildingANewChicago #LaborHistory #BlackLaborHistory #LaborDay

Cc: Illinois Labor History Society Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Electrical Workers Minority Caucus-National Cook County Government Cook County State's Attorney's Office Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Choose Chicago APRI - Chicago Chapter The Chicago Community Trust MacArthur Foundation LISC Chicago Calumet Collaborative Illinois Department of Natural Resources Enjoy Illinois Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Our friends and partners of labor from the Illinois Labor History Society are always beyond supportive! Special thanks t...
09/05/2019

Our friends and partners of labor from the Illinois Labor History Society are always beyond supportive! Special thanks to Stefanee Asche, Executive Director of ILHS who joined us in kicking off the #LaborDay weekend at the Chicago Federation of Labor Annual Labor Day Luncheon.

#TheMovementMovesOn #LaborHistory #BlackLaborHistory

The Annual Labor Day Celebration In Pullman National Monument was great this year! Our Founder Dr. Lyn Hughes was one of...
09/04/2019

The Annual Labor Day Celebration In Pullman National Monument was great this year! Our Founder Dr. Lyn Hughes was one of 3 award recipients for her lifetime work in Pullman. #WomenAndWork #WomenOfPullman #LaborHistory #BlackLaborHistory #TheMovementMovesOn #OnePullman

[Purchase #OnePullman T shirts online at https://www.pullmanmerchandising.com/ or visit Pullman Merchandising]

2 out of 4 of the Board Members of the Illinois Labor History Society who were present at the Annual Labor Day Celebrati...
09/04/2019

2 out of 4 of the Board Members of the Illinois Labor History Society who were present at the Annual Labor Day Celebration In #Pullman and the ILHS Executive Director! We’re very happy and proud our President sits on such an amazing Board. Their impact and passion for preserving Labor History is unmatched and very much needed! And their tremendous support for us is amazing! Great job Illinois Labor History Society!

#LaborHistory #BlackLaborHistory #TheMovementMovesOn #OnePullman

[Purchase #OnePullman T shirts online at https://www.pullmanmerchandising.com/ or visit Pullman Merchandising]

Illinois Labor History Society
09/03/2019

Illinois Labor History Society

Pullman National Monument, National Park Service National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
08/27/2019

Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"

This Summer our #FutureLeaders had the pleasure and honor to learn about #UrbanPlanning & #EconomicDevelopment while visiting Chicago Metropolitan Agency For Planning. We are very proud to arm the next generation with the tools needed to expand their vision so they can be the vanguards of our communities against gentrification! The future is bright and we are confident our students will be the change we all need to see!

Cc: National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum One Summer Chicago

#HistoryInTheMaking #TheMovementMovesOn #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise #Museum44 #WhereHipHopMeetsHistory #CulturalEconomicDevelopment #CommunityEconomicDevelopmentEmpowermentProject



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We’re thankful for the love and support of one of our many descendants of distinction!
08/26/2019

We’re thankful for the love and support of one of our many descendants of distinction!

#History surrounds us... Thanks to Dr. Lyn Hughes for you dedication to the historic A Phillip Randolph Pullman Porters Museum! The very beginnings of the #labor movement started here!

On This Day, August 25, 1925 hundreds of Pullman Porters, Dining Car Waiters, Firemen and Maids all gathered together in...
08/26/2019

On This Day, August 25, 1925 hundreds of Pullman Porters, Dining Car Waiters, Firemen and Maids all gathered together in Chicago and secretly traveled to Harlem New York where they held a private meeting at the Legendary Imperial Lodge of Elks on 160 West 129th Street. On that Day Asa Philip Randolph stood before this large group and said... “What this is about is making you Master of your economic fate...!” This turned into the founding date of Americas first Black Union, The Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters which would go on to desegregate the Armed forces, force two presidents to sign executive orders for black people and spearhead the civil rights movement! All hail to the great ones!

#blackhistoryfacts #blacklaborhistory #laborhistory #civilrightsmovement #labormovement #whattheydontteachyouinschool #neverforget #brotherhoodofsleepingcarporters

Who’s ready for Labor Day in the Pullman National Monument District! #LaborDay2019 #PullmanNationalMonument
08/25/2019

Who’s ready for Labor Day in the Pullman National Monument District! #LaborDay2019 #PullmanNationalMonument

08/25/2019

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Today on the 94th Anniversary of the organizing date of the Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters, Dinning Car Waiters & M...
08/25/2019

Today on the 94th Anniversary of the organizing date of the Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters, Dinning Car Waiters & Maids we are thankful for the goodwill of our friend and supporter State Rep Lashawn K Ford. As a #GentleWarriorAward recipient he has been a major supporter of many of our initiatives but on yesterday he made history by introducing this historic Bill HR0500 to the 101st Illinois General Assembly. Thanks a million Rep Ford! #TheBrotherhoodInAction #TheMovementMovesOn #blackhistoryfacts #blacklaborhistory #laborhistory #civilrightsmovement #labormovement #whattheydontteachyouinschool #brotherhoodofsleepingcarporters

On this day in 1925, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was formed. Leaders included A. Philip Randolph. The...
08/25/2019

On this day in 1925, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was formed. Leaders included A. Philip Randolph. The union played a vital role in U.S. labor and Civil Rights Movement history. Activists such as E.D. Nixon of the Montgomery Bus Boycott were leaders of the BSCP. #blackhistoryfacts #blacklaborhistory #laborhistory #civilrightsmovement #labormovement #whattheydontteachyouinschool #neverforget #brotherhoodofsleepingcarporters

Recently, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NPRPPPM) announced it will celebrate the Founding Anniv...
08/21/2019

Recently, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NPRPPPM) announced it will celebrate the Founding Anniversary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters labor Union (BSCP) Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. — Founded in 1925, by magazine publisher, labor organizer, and Civil Rights pioneer, A. Philip Randolph. The BSCP was the first African American Union in America to be founded under the American Federation of Labor.

The celebratory event co-sponsored by Electrical Workers Minority Caucus and IBEW Local 134, will take place on the grounds of the National A. Philip Randolph 10406 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago (Entrance from 817 E. 104th St.).

To Purchase tickets click here —-> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-honoring-the-brotherhood-celebration-tickets-69738550883?ref=eios

https://chicagocrusader.com/honoring-the-brotherhood-weekend/

Cc: Chicago's Ewmc Chapter International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Electrical Workers Minority Caucus-National Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Pullman National Monument, National Park Service

Recently, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NPRPPPM) announced it will celebrate the Founding Anniv...
08/16/2019

Recently, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NPRPPPM) announced it will celebrate the Founding Anniversary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters labor Union (BSCP) Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. — Founded in 1925, by magazine publisher, labor organizer, and Civil Rights pioneer, A. Philip Randolph. The BSCP was the first African American Union in America to be founded under the American Federation of Labor.

The celebratory event co-sponsored by Electrical Workers Minority Caucus and IBEW Local 134, will take place on the grounds of the National A. Philip Randolph 10406 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago (Entrance from 817 E. 104th St.).

https://chicagocrusader.com/honoring-the-brotherhood-weekend/

Cc: Chicago's Ewmc Chapter Electrical Workers Minority Caucus-National IBEW Electrical Workers Minority Caucus Northern California Chapter The Crusader Newspaper Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation
08/15/2019

Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

THIS SATURDAY, August 17th is the Back 2 School Family Fun & Wellness Fair! This event is hosted by Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. ,Commissioner Stanley Moore and State Rep. Nicholas "Nick" Smith and will take place at Avalon Park locates 1215 E. 83rd St., Chicago, IL from 10am - 2pm.

We’ll be giving out OVER 300 BACKPACKS FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES! We’ll also be providing free dental and vision screenings for children as they return to school.

Please share with your networks and invite families you know that may be in need. Giveaways are on a first come first serve basis. Thanks!

08/14/2019
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"

Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"

At the 1st Annual Pullman Health & Wellness Food Festival the most impactful segment was the inaugural 2019 “Neighborhood Hero Awards”. These students who worked at the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum youth & young Adult Division; One Summer Chicago Summer Jobs Program were recognized for their hard work in the community while in the Program. #HistoryInTheMaking #TheMovementMovesOn #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise

Donate to the first phase at https://letsbuildpullman.how2fund.com/project/?id=3

08/14/2019
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"

Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"

At the 1st Annual Pullman Health & Wellness Food Festival the most impactful segment was the inaugural 2019 “Neighborhood Hero Awards”. These students who worked at the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum youth & young Adult Division; One Summer Chicago Summer Jobs Program were recognized for their hard work in the community while in the Program. #HistoryInTheMaking #TheMovementMovesOn #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise

Donate to the first phase at https://letsbuildpullman.how2fund.com/project/?id=3

Join us as we launch our Annual Membership Drive!
08/13/2019
Honoring the Brotherhood weekend | The Crusader Newspaper Group

Join us as we launch our Annual Membership Drive!

Recently, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NPRPPPM) announced it will celebrate the Founding Anniversary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters labor Union (BSCP) Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. — Founded in 1925, by magazine publisher, labor organizer ....

Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"
08/13/2019

Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"

Training the next generation on Cultural Economic Development... #Museum44

08/09/2019

TOMORROW after the Bud Billiken Parade Come join us at the @pullmanfoodfestival for a FREE day of community building. We’re bringing resources to the city to help build our city on all levels.
We also have the Chi-City Live Showcase featuring some of Chicago’s finest artists performing for the music review hosted by Lol Tiff And reviewed by VP of A&R for Atlantic Records Success and Midwest lifestyle marketing director Dough From Da Go! #StayTuned for MORE details! For Vendor & Sponsor info. email [email protected]

RSVP FOR FREE Today... https://www.facebook.com/events/359063048134681/?ti=icl

#ChiCityRecordPool #ChiCitLive #ChicagoMusic #TheMovementMovesOn #BuildingANewChicago

Special thanks to Friends of Big Marsh for brining by their first After School Matters Bike Ambassadors to build with ou...
08/04/2019

Special thanks to Friends of Big Marsh for brining by their first After School Matters Bike Ambassadors to build with our Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History" #FutureLeaders! #HistoryInTheMaking #TheMovementMovesOn #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise #PullmanNationalMonument

One Summer Chicago
08/03/2019

One Summer Chicago

Our talented One Summer ChicagoChicagobility youth interns are learning about Urban Planning and Economic Development. OSC interns are documenting and recording their work featured on their Youth podcasts. Their work will be presented at the Pullman Health and Wellness Food Festival later this August at Gately Stadium. (Photo Credit: Walter Mitchell)

- with Phalanx Family Services, National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum...

Young girls need role models they can look up to... special thanks to Chicago’s first Black Female Treasurer Melissa C...
08/03/2019

Young girls need role models they can look up to... special thanks to Chicago’s first Black Female Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin for being just that for our Future Leaders today! They were so excited to meet her and introduce themselves to her and Alderwoman Carrie Austin. #HistoryInTheMaking #FutureLeaders #OneSummerChicago #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise #TheMovementMovesOn #CommunityEconomicDevelopmentEmpowermentProject



Cc: One Summer Chicago Phalanx Family Services Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"

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

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

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