Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The importance of Pullman...


Click the link below to find out more about the plans for celebrating Labor Day in the historic Pullman neighborhood in Chicago. Tom Shepherd of the Pullman Civic Organization talks about the historical importance of the Pullman neighborhood including the 1894 Pullman strike in which important figures in U.S. labor history make their first major appearance on the public scene, including Eugene V. Debs, A. Philip Randolph, Jane Addams, and Clarence Darrow. The celebration is sponsored by Pullman Civic Organization, Illinois Labor History Society, Bronzeville/Chicago Black History Society, Illinois AFL/CIO, Calumet Heritage Partnership, Historic Pullman Foundation, Chicago Metro History Project, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, The State of Illinois Historic Site at Pullman, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, and more…

http://www.archive.org/details/Plans_for_Pullman_LaborDay_08

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