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The Sleeping Car Porters
February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The men and women who worked as porters for the Pullman Car Company on the Pennsylvania Railroad have an extraordinary history in both the labor movement and the civil rights movement. Starting as freed slaves and developing by the 1920’s into a militant union, the history of the porters is rich and exciting. This discussion will start with the first Pullmans and will provide documents and oral histories of these workers.