CPAG PROJECT

Tribute to Pullman Porters

Aptly sited on either side of a train underpass in North Pullman, this mural honors the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the nation’s first black labor union, as well as its spirited leader A. Philip Randolph who is featured on the south wall in a wall-high portrait and on the north wall, pointing an accusing finger at George Pullman. Also portrayed is Milton Webster, the Chicago director of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The mural includes images of protesting porters holding picket signs. A porter proudly marches behind the stylishly hatted women and a representative of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers stares sternly from beneath his work helmet.

The 13 x 68-foot mural was completed in 1995 using acrylic paint. It was sponsored by the Chicago Public Art Group and the Historic North Pullman Association. 

 

Location

670 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60628 (no longer extant)
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Year

1995

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