All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘labor movement’

One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park


By Lynn McClure, Director of NPCA’s Midwest Regional Office Today, just days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Congress is one step closer to preserving a Chicago site rich with Civil Rights and labor rights history by introducing legislation that would name the historic Pullman neighborhood as the city’s first national park. The Pullman Company was home to [...]

Posted on: January 24 2014
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Labor Day Has Its Roots in Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood


Larry Spivack, President, Illinois Labor History Society With the Labor Day holiday approaching, have you ever wondered why it exists? Long before the backyard family get-togethers and the relaxing day off from work, workers across America toiled in factories, rail yards, mines, and mills, some with working conditions unimaginable today. In Chicago, life in the city’s industrial district known as Pullman Town exemplified the need to [...]

Posted on: August 30 2013
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Park Advocates in Chicago See Future Possibilities in the Past at Lowell, Massachusetts


By LeAaron Foley, Midwest Senior Outreach Coordinator Chicago’s south side is home to some of America’s most fascinating and important stories. The Pullman Historic District is where, in 1880, George M. Pullman built the country’s first planned model industrial town. It was also home to the nation’s first African-American union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the pivotal “Pullman [...]

Posted on: May 2 2013
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