Founded in 1995 by Lyn Hughes, the museum is located in the Historic Pullman District. Named for the Pullman porters and the leader of their groundbreaking union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP). The museum's mission is to promote "the study, preservation, interpretation, and enjoyment of African-American history and culture. The permanent collection displays exhibits which are pertinent to the study of the Pullman Historic District, the Great Migration, American Labor History, A. Philip Randolph, the Pullman Porters, and the American Civil Rights Movement." The accompanying photograph shows a group of fourteen Pullman Porters posed in front of the Pullman clocktower, which still stands just to the south of today's A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (Chicago History Museum, ICHi-22611). See also the entry for the BSCP Chicago Division Headquarters at 4321 South Michigan Avenue .