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The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter museum was founded in 1995 by Lyn Hughes. Our mission is to honor promote and celebrate the legacy of A. Philip Randolph the African American Railroad Employee and contributions made by African Americans in America’s labor history. As an African American museum our exhibits and educational programs encourage a greater awareness of these significant achievements and monumental contributions to America's history.

A.P.R.P.P. Museum is an African American Labor history Museum with a focus on the African American Railroad employee. It is the first of its kind in the nation. We are independently operated, that being the case we consistently seek innovative initiatives and collaborative opportunities, to generate general operating funds for the museum. We have recently embarked upon a unique way to expand the museum, one that enables us to move into the genre of a living history museum.

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of a Milestone for the Nation's First Black Union

This year we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the nation’s first Black Labor Union. After 12 years of struggle and negotiation, on August 25, 1937, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), led by A. Philip Randolph, became the nation’s first union formed by black employees for black employees. 75 years ago the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters became the first black labor union chartered under the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the first to win a collective bargaining agreement with a major US corporation, the Pullman Company. We invite you to join the celebration with a gift of $75 or more. Click here to donate.

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A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum P O BOX 6276 Chicago, IL 60680-6276


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