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One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park

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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

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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

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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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Three New Opportunities to Share Black History in Our National Parks: Join NPCA’s Google Hangout

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By Brittany Ireland, Media Relations Intern Black history and the African-American narrative comprise an essential chapter in our country’s shared heritage and culture. Nearly 30 of our country’s 398 national park sites directly honor prominent African Americans and share their stories. During Black History Month, NPCA is hopeful about new opportunities—including the three listed below—for Congress to advance the National Park Service’s [...]

Posted on: February 26 2013
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Can Pullman’s Planned Community Become Chicago’s First National Park?

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By Lynn McClure, Director of NPCA’s Midwest Regional Office Picture this: Big city expressways and a network of train tracks lined with industry, businesses, city buildings, and schools—for miles. Then, out of the landscape rises a giant clock tower. This is your first glimpse of the Historic Pullman District on Chicago’s South Side. The Pullman District is on the National [...]

Posted on: February 8 2012
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