Join David Peterson for a discussion about the uphill journey to create America’s first Black Labor Tourism District in North Pullman.
Join David Peterson of National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum for a discussion centered around their organization’s mission and plans for the future. The museum promotes, honors, and celebrates the legacy of A. Philip Randolph, Pullman Porters, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and contributions made by African-Americans to America’s labor movement; with a significant focus on the African American Railroad Employee. Additionally, David will discuss the Museum’s plans for the $30 million investment that will expand their exhibits, improve visitor access, create an events venue, and establish the Jesse Jackson Civil Rights Wing focused on empowering the next generations.
David A. Peterson Jr. was appointed as President of National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum in 2009, the World’s first and only Black Labor History Museum.
As a Chicago native born and raised on the Southeast side, Peterson attended the University of Chicago’s Laboratory School, William H. Ray Elementary School, and Kenwood Academy High School. After graduating from Kenwood, he attended Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduating with a BS in Political Science with a concentration in Urban Planning and Economic Development.
Peterson credits his mindset and approach to the cultural arena, framed through the environment that exists at DePaul University’s School of New Learning where he worked on his Master’s degree in Applied Professional Studies (MAAPS) with a focus in Facilitating the design and development of business and entrepreneurial endeavors in the urban setting. “My goal is to Preserve, Rebuild and Move forward, with a fresh mindset.”
Historic Pullman Foundation’s Speaker Series is a chance to learn more in-depth about Pullman history (the man, the town, the company).
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