The Pullman National Monument’s visitor center opened on Chicago’s Far South Side this month, six years after President Barack Obama declared the area a national monument in 2015.
The neighborhood played an important role in American history — including the labor and civil rights movements.
On Monday, “Chicago Tonight” co-host and “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” host Brandis Friedman moderated the latest edition of our “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” community conversation series. The discussion covered Pullman’s role in the Black labor movement and the Great Migration, as well as connections between the neighborhood’s history and issues facing the United States today.
Friedman was joined by David Peterson, president of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum; Dr. Kim Dulaney, director of education at the DuSable Museum of African American History; and Lee Bey, an architecture critic, author of “Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side and member of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board.