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The Pullman Porter by Vanita Oelschlager

The Pullman Porter - Vanita Oelschlager

 




Description: Children and adults under the age of 40 are forgetting about the Pullman Porter. They were very important figures in the history of American. This book will teach children and adults, who the porters were and why they were so important in our history. Porters worked in early train cars, they would look, listen and learn from their predominantly white passengers. They would read the newspapers passengers left behind, listen to conversations and begin to talk to one another. The porter learned how important education was for children and how important it was to take this message home to his children. He eventually landed at the forefront of the civil rights movement.




Arlo Guthrie /City of New Orleans
  And the sons of Pullman porters
And the sons of engineers
Ride their father's magic carpets made of steel.