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

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.

Operating as usual

We have officially made it through #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday now it’s time for #GivingTuesday!!!Please feel free to ...
12/01/2020

We have officially made it through #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday now it’s time for #GivingTuesday!!!

Please feel free to support our many programs, initiatives and events as we continue to honor, preserve and interpret #BlackLaborHistory

Visit www.PullmanPorterMuseum.com to donate securely

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to our dear friend, ally and #GentleWarriorAward recipient, Bob Reiter Jr. o...
11/29/2020

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to our dear friend, ally and #GentleWarriorAward recipient, Bob Reiter Jr. of the Chicago Federation of Labor

Pullman Porter Museum Issues Clarification; “It did not benefit from the 400 Million invested in Pullman” and Presents “...
11/25/2020

Pullman Porter Museum Issues Clarification; “It did not benefit from the 400 Million invested in Pullman” and Presents “Year-End-Summary” Impact Report.


RESPONSE TO PUBLIC OPINION:
Many have congratulated us on the amazing investments being made in Pullman due to them watching us carve out this niche PROPERLY for 25 years before the masses would even give the “Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters” their just do and fair and EQUITABLE acknowledgment.

CLARIFICATION - 400 Million dollars has been poured into Pullman with a convincing media blitz touting community investment, BUT NOT ONE DIME LANDED AT THE 25-year-old PULLMAN PORTER MUSEUM, a Small Black Cultural Business.

However, one glance at our year-end summary impact report shows— in partnership with Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation, the Amazing things we have done in and for our community without the benefit of ANY of that 400 Million. Just think what we could do with just a small portion of it!

Proof Positive — The creator of the universe can and will ALWAYS make a way out of no way. We are BEYOND thankful. We look forward to you lol continuing this journey with us for another 25 years.
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As we prepare to close out this very difficult year and lead up to #GivingTuesday next week, PLEASE find it in your hearts to donate to our noble cause securely on our website.

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Far South Chicago Coalition Chicago Federation of Labor City of Chicago Chicago Mayor's Office Cook County Government Toni Preckwinkle State Rep. Nicholas "Nick" Smith Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore Elgie Sims Robin Kelly Senator Dick Durbin Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Ellen MacArthur Foundation Governor JB Pritzker NBC Chicago ABC 7 Chicago WGN TV The Black Mall WDB Marketing

Tune in to NBC Chicago, TODAY (Tuesday November 17th) from 2pm - 3pm to hear from our founder Dr. Lyn Hughes as she join...
11/17/2020

Tune in to NBC Chicago, TODAY (Tuesday November 17th) from 2pm - 3pm to hear from our founder Dr. Lyn Hughes as she joins the #BlackToBusiness Virtual Panel! 🙌🏾

Register at nbcchicago.com/blacktobusiness


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11/17/2020

Visit www.PullmanPorterMuseum.com and register FOR FREE for our Virtual tour: Phase 1. Take a virtual experience through the content of the museum, Phase 2 coming soon! #StayTuned #TheMovementMovesOn #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory

11/15/2020

Tune in to NBC #Chicago, Tuesday November 17th from 2pm - 3pm to hear from our founder Dr. Lyn Hughes as she joins the #BlackToBusiness Virtual Panel! 🙌🏾

Cc: Live From The Pullman National Monument
Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
The Pullman Messenger
Chicago Federation of Labor

Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
11/05/2020

Pullman National Monument, National Park Service

Happy birthday to Eugene V. Debs!

Founding member of the American Railway Union and the Industrial Workers of the World, this peace advocate and five-time Social Democratic presidential candidate was born on this day in 1855.

Debs had an eventful life. His time spent working as a railroad fireman helped foster his dedication advocating for the rights of workers. This drive for social and economic justice eventually led Debs to advocate for Pullman workers in their strike against the Pullman company in 1894. Imprisoned in 1895 for disobeying an injunction to cease striking activities, Debs continued throughout his life to advocate for workers.

You can still see Eugene Debs' home in Terre Haute, Indiana, which is a National Historic Landmark.

As we begin the 4th Quarter we are so very proud of our young leadership for keeping us up to speed with an emerging eco...
10/02/2020

As we begin the 4th Quarter we are so very proud of our young leadership for keeping us up to speed with an emerging economy! The Museum is now accepting #Bitcoin! Feel free to give as little or as much as you’d like.


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Pullman National Monument, National Park Service
09/10/2020

Pullman National Monument, National Park Service

Officials this week symbolically broke ground on a $34 million restoration of Pullman’s historic Clock Tower Administration Building and rail car manufacturing grounds at 111th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. Attendance was limited due to COVID-19 safety measure so the event was also broadcast live. The collaborative project between the NPS and IDNR, when done, will allow the public to safely visit the historic site and learn about their heritage.

Learn more about the project and timeline here: https://www.nps.gov/pull/learn/news/upload/Pullman_Infographic_v508_9-20.pdf

“Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of Homeland Security, often wears a lapel pin from his great-grandfather, Richard Goo...
09/09/2020
Trains made the Great Migration possible. They remain a connection for Black Americans.

“Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of Homeland Security, often wears a lapel pin from his great-grandfather, Richard Goodwin, who was a Pullman porter on the Pennsylvania Railroad between Washington and New York.”

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Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Historic Pullman Annual House Tours

Some of the most prominent Black Americans are the descendants of sleeping-car porters, who led the way North on the rails for many families.

State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
09/08/2020

State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

On #LaborDay I was proud to join Alderman Anthony Beale, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Chicago Mayor's Office, Chicago Federation of Labor, Class 1 Railroad leaders, David Doig, David Peterson Jr., Pastor James Meeks and many others for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pullman National Monument.

**What is the Pullman National Monument: https://www.nps.gov/pull/index.htm

In Springfield, Governor JB Pritzker has strongly supported the Pullman National Monument Development, understanding the positive local and regional development and economic impact. Your local state leaders Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr., State Rep. Nicholas "Nick" Smith, and myself are partnering with the Governor ensure strong state support.

Thanks to the Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and many others as this is a team effort.

Also, please know and remember the contributions of A. Philip Randolph and the Pullman Porters. Visit: https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org

#COVID19 has devastated the operations of thousands of small businesses and non-governmental supported institutions. Our...
08/28/2020

#COVID19 has devastated the operations of thousands of small businesses and non-governmental supported institutions. Our Museum is among those impacted. The men of Sigma have stood up to help the only museum named after their esteemed Eternal Frat Brother Asa Philip Randolph by launching a membership Drive.

The distinguished men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. - Great Lakes Region recognize the contributions of a great Sigma man, Brother A. Philip Randolph; the architect of the March on Washington and mentor to five of the big six.

#TheMovementMovesOn #HistoryInTheMaking #BlackHistory365 #BlackLaborHistory #CEDEP2020 #PhiBetaSigma #PBS1914 #MarchOnWashington

Cc: Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc The Pullman Messenger Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History" Chicago Federation of Labor Pullman National Monument, National Park Service

We are eternally thankful for the outpouring of support the distinguished gentleman of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. a...
08/25/2020

We are eternally thankful for the outpouring of support the distinguished gentleman of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. are showing us during this unfortunate pandemic. We are grateful they kicked off this membership drive on the same day the Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters was founded in 1925! by esteemed Sigma Brother A. Philip Randolph,who late became the architect of the 1963 March on Washington!
Here’s to the Brotherhood! The Movement Move On!

GREAT LAKES REGION OF PHI BETA SIGMA LAUNCHES

COVID -19 RELIEF — FOR THE A. PHILIP RANDOLPH PULLMAN PORTER MUSEUM

The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter (NAPRPP) Museum gets help from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. COVID -19 has devastated the operations of thousands of small businesses and non-governmental supported institutions. The men of Sigma are stepping up to do their part. August 25, 2020 marks the 95th anniversary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), the first Black Labor Union, chartered under the American Federation of Labor— founded by Sigma fraternity brother A. Philip Randolph. On August 25, 2020, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. will launch a Regional membership drive to help support the COVID-19 recovery for the only museum in the nation to bear the name of A. Philip Randolph. The unique NAPRPP Museum is a small institution with a powerful influence that crosses age, gender, racial and economic boundaries. For Full Press release visit https://mailchi.mp/e7caf311c7d8/a-philip-randolph-pullman-porter-museum-covid-relief-initiative and Please visit the website to become a member https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/visit/become-a-member/

08/25/2020
Museum 44..."Where Hip-Hop Meets History"

We are so very proud of our youth and young adult division of the Museum!

This summer we were proud to once again partner with @1SummerChicago to prepare yet another cohort of #FutureLeaders. Due to #COVID19 we were forced to hold our sessions via #Zoom but things still worked out just fine despite the circumstances.


This summer Our Leaders learned about Ancient African History, Black Labor History, the Civil Rights movement, civic engagement, organizing, urban planning, marketing & promotions, stocks & bonds, cryptocurrency and the foreign exchange market!

We ended off with our Director of Media for the Program Mr. “GLC” Leonard Harris giving a final address! #TheMovementMovesOn #HistoryInTheMaking #BlackHistory365


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


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07/19/2020

As we continue to battle #COVID19 we are proud to continue to guard, interpret, preserve and promote the legacy of A. Philip Randolph & The Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters, America’s 1st and only Black Labor Union to receive a charter under the American Federation of Labor.

Although we are temporarily closed we are currently preparing for our biggest comeback ever and the Museum expansion plan. We will also be launching our Virtual Tours soon so stay tuned.

We are so thankful for our Amazing Production team who put together our first ever commercial in partnership with NBC Chicago we hope you enjoy it... please share with your networks.

For more info visit www.PullmanPorterMuseum.com

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Expedition National Parks
07/09/2020

Expedition National Parks

Pullman porters, exclusively black until the 1960s, played an important role in the history of the company as well as the country. Located within the Pullman historic district is the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, both a historic site and an important museum. Learn more about Pullman porters and their achievements and role as change agents, in episode 5 (bit.ly/ExpNPP).

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Today marks the 56th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Bill of 1964. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which en...
07/03/2020
Civil Rights Act of 1964 message still clear

Today marks the 56th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Bill of 1964. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.

First proposed by President John F. Kennedy, it survived strong opposition from southern members of Congress and was then signed into law by Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson. In subsequent years, Congress expanded the act and passed additional civil rights legislation such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

#HistoryInTheMaking
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The Civil Rights Act is a major accomplishment in our country's history banning discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

#CEDEP2020Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Far South CAC Chicago Federation of Labor Chicago Departm...
06/25/2020
Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

#CEDEP2020

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Far South CAC Chicago Federation of Labor Chicago Department of Buildings Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development CMAP's FLIP (Future Leaders In Planning) program City of Chicago Mayors Office Lori Lightfoot Ujamaa Construction, Inc.

Our Plan is to create as many employment opportunities for our people to thrive after the recession. To ensure that Urban Planners and Developers collaborate to make sure our brothers and sisters in the construction industry have continuous projects to work on and training opportunities to receive skills and trades training and works force development. Let’s Build... #CEDEP2020

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Mission Statement:

The mission of the “Community Economic Development Empowerment Project” (CEDEP) is: to serve as an “Urban Neighborhood Stabilization Plan” for blighted communities that have suffered from years of disinvestment and “Economic Violence”. It also acts as a catalyst for Financial Education in the Urban Setting. Our goal is to serve as the leader of an economic paradigm shift in underserved communities affected by poverty.

This will be accomplished by facilitating high-level economic development projects in the form of “Transit oriented development”, “Asset based community development” and “Cultural Economic Development”. We will introduce and educate the community on these concepts through innovative programming, entrepreneurial mentorship, investment coaching, direct access to resources and a wealth of knowledge and information. We have started by establishing and maintaining a permanent foundation in the the Historic Pullman National Monument, specifically in North Pullman (Census Tract 5002), a “Micro Market Recovery Zone” and “Opportunity Zone” where predominantly low, very low and moderate-income residents live.

We are also working to increase the quality of life for the existing homeowners of the middle class and working class populations of the Rosemoor and Washington Heights communities in order to increase the property value of their homes. We will also establish and maintain a strong presence in the Roseland Community, Woodlawn, Chatham and Grand Boulvard Communties through strategic Partnerships with the “BOP 5000 Project”, the “1Woodlawn” initiative, and the “Inner City Development Collaborative”.

On June 18, 1941, A. Philip Randolph and others were invited to meet with President F. Roosevelt, who asked them to call...
06/19/2020

On June 18, 1941, A. Philip Randolph and others were invited to meet with President F. Roosevelt, who asked them to call off the first planned "March on Washington for jobs and equal participation in National Defense Industry". Randolph refused unless there was a change in legislation before the end of the month. As a result of Mr. Randolph’s dedication, and commitment to that cause — with the aid of Mrs. Eleanor who unknown to most was a dedicated Ally to Randolph, who believed in fairness without color—President Roosevelt her husband, signed Executive Order 8802, which banned all discriminatory practices by government contractors in the armed forces.

Randolph’s refusal to accept the discriminatory practices led to the organizing of the first March on Washington in 1941. And although it was called off because the President met their demands, that effort became the template for what would become the 1963 March on Washington that changed America.

Cc: Pullman National Monument, National Park Service Randolph's Dream Community Development Corporation

Address

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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