The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum will host a free celebration to recognize the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and to pay tribute to the late A. Philip Randolph, who it said inspired the March.

Lectures by historian Christopher Reed and members of the Chicago Black History Forum will focus on the march. There will also be films, interactive activities, music and vendors.

The celebration will also commemorate the founding anniversary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which was the first black labor union in America to be chartered under the American Federation of Labor.