Traveling Exhibits

traveling-exhibitThe A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is proud to present this traveling exhibit. The exhibit chronicles the historic contributions of A. Philip Randolph and the Pullman Porters. The story of these great men and what they stood for is often told within the context of American railroad history, yet the real impact of their lives and mission far exceeds the railroad industry. This exhibit touches on the many stories of African-American participation in U.S. railroad history. Appropriately then, this collection begins with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and highlights important events in the following 100 years to the 1963 March on Washington.

About the Exhibit

This collection was assembled to document specific social events, important concepts, and historical moments in the history of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) union and A. Philip Randolph’s leadership. Each exhibit panel tells a part of the story of this unique history. The images are grouped chronologically and are representative of each period. We welcome all to experience this interactive exhibit in memory of this important part of African-American history.

The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum’s Traveling Exhibit

Contents: Fifteen 4×8 double-sided panels with vintage photo images
and text
Supplemental: Includes brochures for self guided tour, and a VHS videotape which provides additional continuous historic background information to enhance viewing of the exhibit. (Note) VCR & monitor not included.
Cost: Contact us to request rate and fee information

Spatial Requirements

Cluster Configuration: For cluster configuration a minimum space of 30×30 space is necessary or for linear presentation, 60 feet is needed to view both sides of the panels.
Weight: NA
Crates: 9
Security: Moderate
Shipping: Ground
Term of engagement: 10 days to 6 weeksLonger engagements are possible except during Black History Month.
During the month of February, available for 10-day engagements only.Longer engagements are possible with fee adjustment.
Scheduling: Alita Cooper (773) 850-8580 or send an email to

Contract must be signed 60 days in advance and payment must be made in full 30 days prior to install date.

Written correspondence should be directed to:
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
Attn: Traveling Exhibit
P.O. Box 6276
Chicago, IL 60680-6276

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