A. Philip Randolph/Pullman Porter Museum Gallery

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The A. Philip Randolph/Pullman Porter Museum Gallery was founded in 1995 by Lyn Hughes. Located in the Historic Pullman District, it is named for A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters, and George Pullman, founder of the 19th-century company town of Pullman (now a Chicago neighborhood) and owner of the Pullman Rail Car Co. Exhibits include well-preserved photos and memorabilia that depict the struggle between Pullman and his disenfranchised workers. After a 12-year battle that began in 1925, the porters won a labor contract. Randolph also became a legend of the civil rights movement in 1941 by demanding jobs for blacks in the defense industries. Today, the A. Philip Randolph/Pullman Porter Museum Gallery is the official registry of all surviving porters and family members of porters. To get to the Historic Pullman District, take the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) to Exit 65 and 103rd Street west.