Supporting Historic Pullman National Monument
February 19, 2015 | Grantee News | Culture, Equity, and the Arts in Chicago
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As President Obama visited Chicago and declared the Historic Pullman neighborhood a National Monument, MacArthur announced a $500,000 grant to the National Park Foundation to help jumpstart critical projects at the new park, including the establishment of a visitor center, educational and experiential exhibits and programming in the Administrative Clock Tower designed to engage children, the community, and visitors about the importance of Pullman to America's collective history. Located between 103rd and 115th streets, Pullman was founded by railroad car manufacturer and engineer George Pullman in 1880. He built a company town, which became home to porters, factory workers, managers and their families and was the birthplace of the African American labor movement.

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