A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
Specialty: African-American Museum
Neighborhood: Pullman District
Features: 2008 Season Opens May 17th Thru December 1st
Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Lyn Hughes, its current director. The facility is located in the Historic Pullman District in Chicago. 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.