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This Labor Day, Think About the Pullman Porter

Monday, September 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION||  @maywoodnews

Feature image: A Pullman porter | Library of Congress/Public Domain

“The most influential black man in America for the hundred years following the Civil War was a figure no one knew,” writes author Larry Tye in his eye-opening 2004 book, “Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class.”

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