On Saturday, February 24, 2024, the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM) will celebrate its 29th founding Anniversary and will host the 2024 A. Philip Randolph “Gentle Warrior Awards” Gala. This is our annual primary fund-raiser with Master of Ceremonies, ABC 7’s Hosea Sanders.
The event will take place from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. at WINTRUST Grand Banking Hall located at 231 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604 (Valet parking available) – Tickets start at $200.00
This is a Black-Tie Gala Dinner with live entertainment, dancing, and dinner in a fantastic environment.
We are excited to invite you to join a fantastic celebration!
Purchase tickets, submit a personal congratulatory ad to appear in the 29th Anniversary Souvenir Ad Book and secure sponsorship right from this page.
This year’s honorees in both A. Philip Randolph Gentle Warrior Award and Change Agent, have not only invoked change but have demanded change throughout their community, politics, and policies.
Honorees from the labor community:
A. Philip Randolph organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first black labor union in America chartered under the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Randolph was one of America’s foremost labor and civil rights leaders, who became known as the “Gentle Warrior.” The Gentle Warrior Award is presented to individuals who exhibit the similar commitment, focus, and tenacity that Randolph displayed throughout his career.
Past recipients of the prestigious award include individuals from the broader community and include business politics and organized labor. Past honorees from labor include Elizabeth H. Shuler, president of the 58 unions and 12.5 million members of the AFL-CIO, and Fredrick D. Redmond, the secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO.
The NAPRPP Museum is a 501 (c) 3, cultural institution located in the Pullman National Monument that was designated by President Barack Obama in 2015. Founded in 1995, the NAPRPPM is the only museum of its kind worldwide.
The museum is a public, independently operated Black labor history museum that promotes critical lessons that cross age, class, color, and gender boundaries, carrying messages critical to our society. Successful “Gentle Warrior Awards” events play a significant role in our operational budget and enable us to continue this vital work!
The promise of the 2024 fundraising event holds significant meaning — It presents a vehicle for the labor community to demonstrate, in a substantial way, appreciation for one of its own. The funds generated by this awards event will contribute to the museum’s expansion project.
WINTRUST'S GRAND BANKING HALL
231 S La Salle St
Chicago, Illinois 60604, United States (US)
Sat, Feb 24, 2024, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm CT
No refunds offered.