Category Archives: Pullman Porters

Malcolm X’s Train Days

Some 19 years after a college professor mandated I do so, I’m finally reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X. X┬áspent bits of his teen years working as a Pullman Porter on New York trains–making sandwiches for travelers, and later, running … Continue reading

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Calling All Pullman Porters

Apparently there was once a day when train travel was super-swank, and dutiful attendants catered to your every whim. These attendants were known as Pullman porters, and they played a vital role in black history, as the jobs were largely … Continue reading

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