Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter

Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter

The documentary explores the little-known history of the African American men hired to work on railroad sleeping cars beginning in the late 1860s. Serving wealthy white passengers in the golden age of rail travel, the Pullman Porters carried labor organizing skills, civil rights ideals, and elements of black culture across the country.

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