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The Sleeping Car Porters

21 North Pitt Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 249-7610
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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 and civil rights movements. Starting as freed slaves and developing by the 1920s 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.

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