Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pullman Porters: Interview With Tavis Smiley

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Fresh Air from WHYY, June 30, 2004

Journalist Larry Tye examines the social history of the porter in Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class. Tye says that the job was one of the best for African Americans at the time, and that it was a foothold in the American workplace. Tye reports for The Boston Globe.

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