Amazon's Black Employee Network (BEN) Chicago chapter is raising money in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2020. We will be partnering with and donating to the National A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM).
Located in the Historical Pullman District in Chicago, IL, The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Dr. Lyn Hughes. The museum is named after Asa Philip Randolph and Pullman Porters, the men who made up the membership of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) union. This was the first African-American labor union in the country to win a collective bargaining agreement. Under Randolph’s leadership, the Pullman Porters fought a valiant battle for employment equality with the corporate giant, the Pullman Rail Car Company. Their 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. On February 19, 2015 President Barack Obama designated the Historic Pullman district a National Monument that is now a part of the National Park Service.
All proceeds from this fundraising effort will be given to NAPRPPM for their use in building expansion and beautification as well as to further their youth and young adult community programs. Please click on the link to give via PayPal. You can also donate via Zelle/QuickPay using phone number 708-420-9445, CashApp using $AshleyM1123, or Venmo using @Ashley-McGee-29.