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.

05/16/2019

#OnTheTable2019 #MemoToTheMayor

Special thanks to The Chicago Police Department District 005 #CAPS office for hosting their #OnTheTable Discussion at ou...
05/16/2019

Special thanks to The Chicago Police Department District 005 #CAPS office for hosting their #OnTheTable Discussion at our Facility yesterday. 5th District held the only #CPD Discussion throughout the entire City. They had an intimate and impactful discussion on Community engagement. We are very proud of the stellar work they do in the Community and confident each attendee left more informed than they were when they came.

Stay tuned for more amazing projects and collaborations coming soon! #HistoryInTheMaking #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise #TheMovementMovesOn #RoselandMatters #PullmanOnTheRise #OnePullman

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Chicago Police District 005 The Chicago Community Trust Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

05/13/2019

Thank you IBEW LOCAL 134!

We are eternally thankful for your selfless service!

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service IBEW Chicago Federation of Labor Electrical Workers Minority Caucus-National

Special thanks to IBEW LOCAL 134 for giving us a much needed upgrade! Everyone can now see A. Philip Randolph, Members o...
05/13/2019

Special thanks to IBEW LOCAL 134 for giving us a much needed upgrade!

Everyone can now see A. Philip Randolph, Members of the Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters, Dining Car Waiters and Maids and The Black Firefighters at night!

Come by and see for yourself!

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service IBEW Chicago Federation of Labor Electrical Workers Minority Caucus-National

04/18/2019

We’re officially open for the 2019 Spring season! Come by and see us soon!

General Admission: Hours Of Operation

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

All other days must be Pre paid and pre-arranged GROUP VISITS ONLINE ONLY. www.pullmanportermuseum.com
(Note: Our last tours for the day begin at 3:30pm)

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Historic Pullman Foundation

Monday April 15th we had the pleasure and honor to celebrate the life and legacy of Harold Washington and Asa Philip Ran...
04/17/2019

Monday April 15th we had the pleasure and honor to celebrate the life and legacy of Harold Washington and Asa Philip Randolph with The Harold Washington Legacy Committee, Level Up and Vote Coalition, Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. - Great Lakes Region

#TheMovementMovesOn #TheStruggleContinues #TheBrotherhoodInAction #HistoryInTheMaking #BlackHistory365 #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise

04/15/2019

#APhilipRandolph #Labor #Union #BlackLaborHistory #BlackHistory #BlackHistory365 #MarchOnWashington

“We seek the right to play our part in advancing the cause of national defense and national unity. But certainly, ther...
04/15/2019

“We seek the right to play our part in advancing the cause of national defense and national unity. But certainly, there can be no true national unity where one-tenth of the population is denied their basic rights as American citizens.” - A. Philip Randolph

Happy King Day Chief!!!! #APhilipRandolphDay 👑

You are invited to attend the press event and a reception that will follow, as we remember and celebrate the legacy of t...
04/14/2019

You are invited to attend the press event and a reception that will follow, as we remember and celebrate the legacy of two African American icons. A. Philip Randolph founder of the first Black labor union in America chartered under the American Federation of labor, and Harold Washington, the first Black Mayor of the city of Chicago. Both men were members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

WHO: Chris Rey, International Director of Social Action committee of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc, Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford, Vice Chair, Tourism, Hospitality, Craft Industries, and Chair of the Illinois Restorative Justice Committee and David Turner, Phi Beta Sigma Incorporated, Regional Director. All are Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity members and will join Josie Childs, President, Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee, David A. Peterson Jr, President of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum and Level Up and Vote Coalition, to host a press event, to state their attributes, remember and celebrate the shared birthday and to discuss the legacy of two trailblazers; A. Philip Randolph and Harold Washington.

Harold Washington, the first African American Mayor of Chicago, was dedicated to empowering voters and committed to a robust democracy of informed citizens. Washington's legacy has influenced and inspired generations of Americans.
We will commemorate the 97th birthday of Chicago's first African American Mayor of Chicago and the 130th Birthday of Asa Philip Randolph.

A. Philip Randolph was founder of the first Black labor union in America chartered under the American Federation of labor. His empowering advocacy broke through the racial barriers of organized labor, and in 1941 organized the first march on Washington in protest of segregation in the defense industries. The model he created laid the foundation for the 1963 March that he and Bayard Rustin led and invited a young Dr. Martin Luther King to become a part of that effort.

This month Chicago witnessed another historic event as voters chose between two female African-American mayoral candidates. We will be toasting to Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot as she transitions into her historic new role.

* Mayor-Elect Lightfoot has been invited to cut the Birthday Cake.*

WHEN: April 15, 2019 4:00p.m.

WHERE: National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum 10406 S. Maryland Avenue (Entrance through the parking lot 817 E 104th Street)

Special thanks to Mary Datcher and The Bronzeville Life Publication for an amazing article on the legacy of Asa Philip R...
04/14/2019
The Legacy of A. Philip Randolph Continues

Special thanks to Mary Datcher and The Bronzeville Life Publication for an amazing article on the legacy of Asa Philip Randolph! It is our pleasure and honor to continue to archive his work as we prepare to celebrate his 130th Birthday!

Long live the Brotherhood!

Cc: Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History" Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

When we hear about Chicago’s Southside Pullman community, we often think it was associated with the rich history of African American Pullman porters. ForthosethathavegrownuponthefarSouthsideor are familiar with its history, there is not a significant presence of Black residents in the historic Pul...

04/03/2019
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

Cook County Government Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Elect Lori Lightfoot both spoke today at Rainbow PUSH Coalition to stand in solidarity for the next steps in moving the City and County forward together! #HistoryInTheMaking #TheMovementMovesOn #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise

04/02/2019
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

Let’s talk about #CulturalEconomicDevelopment:

“Cultural Economic Development for the Black community”. This means the time has come for the African American community to benefit from Tourism. This was predicted by Ron Brown, former US Secretary of Commerce at the White House Conference on Travel & Tourism in 1995! He is now among the ancestors. It was 25 years in the making, but his vision lives on and is here! Things that are understood need not be explained…
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****MEDIA ADVISORY***
For Sunday, March 31, 2019

WHO: David Peterson Jr., Director Of Operations, Randolph’s Dream CDC

WHAT: The Presentation of The Chicago Black Agendas’ Cultural Economic Development/ International Tourism & Hospitality Plan. This condensed Agenda is derived from the foundation laid by the National Black Agenda Consortium. The millennial and entertainment community have come together to put on public record their proposal to both mayoral candidates, as an important tool for the black community. As Kanye West has invested in the Avalon Regal theatre, the site, is being touted as a proof of concept of cultural economic development

WHERE: Avalon Regal Theater 1645 East 79th Street

WHY: The purpose of putting on the public record, this proposal to both candidates for economic development based on the proof of concept of cultural economic development at the Avalon Regal theatre.

This is all taking place, as the theater is highlighted on the season premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on E! Reality TV show, that highlights a visit to the theater by #KanyeWest, #GLC, #ChanceTheRapper and #KimKardashian.

The theater is not currently open to the public, but visitors can stop by and view the shell.

Cc: Just Permanent Interests

#CommunityEconomicDevelopmentPowerProject #CEDPP #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise #RandolphsDreamCDC #OpportunityZones #QualityOpportunityZones #CommunityDevelopment

03/24/2019

What are you waiting on?! Come book your tour with us today! #CultureIsTheCure

Special thanks to the Montgomery County Black and Hispanic Achievers from Kentucky for coming to visit us to learn about...
03/24/2019

Special thanks to the Montgomery County Black and Hispanic Achievers from Kentucky for coming to visit us to learn about #BlackLaborHistory.

#BlackHistory365 #TheMovementMovesOn #HistoryInTheMaking #InternationalTourism #CulturalEconomicDevelopment

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to one of our many “descendants of distinction” and one of our 2017 A Ph...
03/17/2019

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to one of our many “descendants of distinction” and one of our 2017 A Philip Randolph Gentle Warrior Recipients, Toni Preckwinkle.

Both of Toni‘s Grandparents and several of her uncles were some of the many Dinning Car waiters for the Pullman Company and proud and distinguished members of the mighty mighty Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters... America’s first and only Black Labor Union.

#BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #GentleWarrior

On February 20, 2019, the Cook County Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation acknowledging the National ...
03/16/2019

On February 20, 2019, the Cook County Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation acknowledging the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, the 25-year-old public museum and honored Dr. Lyn Hughes, its founder for establishing the museum.

For over two decades, the institution has used black labor history to awaken the cultural consciousness of individuals, nationwide. You can see the entire board of commissioners wanted to be a part of the historic photo. Two of whom are also descendants, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and 6th District Commissioner, Donna Miller.

#BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #WomensHistoryMonth #HistoryInTheMaking #TheMovementMovesOn #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise #WeAreChicago

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service National Park Service Historic Pullman Foundation PullmanArts Calumet Collaborative Illinois Association of Museums American Alliance of Museums Cook County Government Chicago Federation of Labor Choose Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events The Chicago Community Trust Commissioner Stanley Moore 9th Ward Alderman Anthony A. Beale Toni Preckwinkle Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller

Special thanks to the Parent Community Assembly; District 299 Federal Title I for stopping by to learn about #BlackLabor...
03/15/2019

Special thanks to the Parent Community Assembly; District 299 Federal Title I for stopping by to learn about #BlackLaborHistory Today. Their organization is made up of parents, guardians, caregivers and community members who care for students in CPS schools. #WeTeachTheTeachers #TheMovementMovesOn #HistoryInTheMaking #BuildingANewChicago #CreatingANewPromise #EducatorsMatter

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
03/14/2019

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Pullman State Historic Site/National Monument Update:

During March-April 2019, the Factory Site will be readied for upcoming restoration construction. Above ground vegetation will be removed to make way for future remediation earthwork. Also, historic architectural limestone rubble located on the site will be consolidated and moved onto palettes, salvaged, and stored on site in Chicago.

How Pullman Porters Laid Groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement | WTTW - KOLUMN
03/12/2019
How Pullman Porters Laid Groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement | WTTW - KOLUMN

How Pullman Porters Laid Groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement | WTTW - KOLUMN

Daniel Hautzinger, WTTW Being a Pullman porter was an enviable position, one of the better jobs available to African American men despite the indignities. Source: Library of Congress. Featured Image The Pullman Company was one of the more successful industrial companies in the United States, worth m...

Special thanks to The Chicago Federation of Labor for being an amazing Co-Presenter for this year’s Annual A. Philip R...
03/08/2019
Organized labor supports Chicago’s only Labor History Museum | Gary/Chicago Crusader

Special thanks to The Chicago Federation of Labor for being an amazing Co-Presenter for this year’s Annual A. Philip Randolph Gentle Warrior Awards! It’s an honor and pleasure to know the legacy of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Dining Car Waiters and Maids still lives on today and is still well respected. #TheLegacyContinues #TheMovementMovesOn #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #LaborHistory #CivilRights #PullmanNationalMonument #OnePullman

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Smithsonian American Alliance of Museums Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Historic Pullman Foundation IBEW Local 424 Union

Chicago’s organized labor community put politics on hold for the day to support Chicago’s only Black labor history museum, the National A. Philip Randol...

Special thanks to the Illinois Labor History Society for standing in Solidarity with us and supporting the #2019GentleWa...
03/01/2019

Special thanks to the Illinois Labor History Society for standing in Solidarity with us and supporting the #2019GentleWarriorAwards.

Stay tuned for our amazing collaborations coming soon!

#HistoryInTheMaking #TheMovementMovesOn
#IllinoisLaborHistorySociety #LaborHistory #BlackLaborHistory #BlackHistory365

02/28/2019

Cook County Illinois Presents Official resolution and acknowledges the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum as a public museum and its founder Dr. Lyn Hughes for her two-decade effort; honoring the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters founded by A. Philip Randolph. It was the first Black labor union in America, chartered under the American Federation of labor.

We are eternally thankful for such an honor to receive such acknowledgment, support and respect from the entire Cook County Board of Commissioners. Now the work to preserve and interpret our history, heritage and culture internationally CONTINUES! Thanks to all that have and will take this ride with us.

#TheMovementMovesOn #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #BlackHistoryMonth

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Historic Pullman Foundation PullmanArts The Passion of Pullman The Pullman Messenger Live From The Pullman National Monument Calumet Collaborative Cook County Government Toni for Chicago The Chicago Community Trust The National Urban League Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History" Illinois Association of Museums National Park Service Robin Kelly Commissioner Stanley Moore

Once again, we want to say congrats to all the 2019 Gentle Warrior and Change Agent Award recipients! We thank you all f...
02/27/2019

Once again, we want to say congrats to all the 2019 Gentle Warrior and Change Agent Award recipients! We thank you all for taking this honor seriously and continuing to do the groundbreaking work you do. May God continue to walk with you all as you make our communities better!

#2019GentleWarriorAwards #BlackHistoryMonth
#BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Fundraising Committee and most importantly our Co Presenter the Chi...
02/27/2019

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Fundraising Committee and most importantly our Co Presenter the Chicago Federation of Labor we want to thank everyone that supported our Annual Gala in any way. It has been our pleasure and honor to serve while we preserve Black Labor History the last 24 years and we look forward to seeing you all next year!

#2019GentleWarriorAwards #BlackHistoryMonth
#BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory

Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association
02/26/2019

Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association

Congratulations to the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum 2019 A. Philip Randolph Gentle Warriors Awardees - the Honorables Jesse White & Juliana Stratton and Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter. Congratulations also to the A Philip Randolph "Change Agent Award" Honorees Joyce Chapman, Marc Pullins, and Detective Vivian Williams.

02/21/2019

On yesterday, Wednesday February 20, 2019, Toni Preckwinkle & the Cook County Board of Commissioners Publicly recognized our founder Dr. Lyn Hughes and The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum; a Public Museum in the City of Chicago’s first and only National Park Service Site Pullman National Monument, National Park Service, in the South lakefront Region and the State of Illinois. We are so gracious to be acknowledged with a resolution for our 24 years of historical and cultural preservation.

#TheMovementMovesOn #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #GentleWarriorAwards2019

Cc: Cook County Government Calumet Collaborative Illinois Association of Museums

02/21/2019

Earlier this week our President & Executive Director had a chance to visit the Art Chat Daddy Sims Show on WVON 1690AM - The Talk of Chicago while living legend Gus Redmond called in to talk about the 2019 Gentle Warrior Awards. We are now officially 3 days away!

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#TheMovementMovesOn #2019GentleWarriorAwards #BlackLaborHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory365

The “Gentle Warrior Award” pays tribute to A. Philip Randolph, Founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first Black Labor Union in America to be chartered under the American Federation of Labor. Randolph was one of America’s foremost labor and civil rights leaders, who became known as the “Gentle Warrior.”

In 2000, in his honor, the NAPRPP Museum created the Gentle Warrior Awards Gala to recognize individuals who exhibit a similar commitment, focus and tenacity that Randolph displayed.

This year, the Gala Fundraising event will also celebrate two important milestones:
The museum’s 24th anniversary of celebrating Black Labor History and the 82nd anniversary of the signing of the first collective bargaining agreement between an African American labor union (the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters) and a major U.S. corporation, the Pullman Company.

For tickets, tables, sponsorships and ad booklet information visit: 👉🏾 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-gentle-warrior-awards-black-tie-gala-tickets-54200905367?aff=ebapi&ref=eios

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