Pullman porter


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Noun1.Pullman porter - a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
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Philip Randolph helped start the civil rights movement; it was a Pullman porter (E.
The Pullman porter gave a quick turn to the Young Man's chair.
Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (APRPPM) announced they have reestablished the museum's National Advisory Council.
I met Civil Rights activist and wife of a Pullman porter, Rosina Tucker, when she was 104.
Her father was a Pullman porter and waiter who later owned a taxi service and, other than his brief encounter with the Ku Klux Klan, was able to provide a secure childhood for his five daudhters in Kansas City, Missouri.
Through the exchange between a young white boy and a black Pullman porter, Hemingway dissects the complexities of racial identity, demonstrates his belief in race as a social construction, and explores the seething violence that both works to maintain and threatens to erase America's color line.
His little-known double life - as a celebrated white explorer and writer and as a black Pullman porter and steel worker offers up a gripping saga of a man who lied because he wished to marry his wife publicly, presenting himself falsely as a black man to marry the woman he loved.
His little-known double life--as a celebrated white explorer and writer and as a black Pullman porter and steel worker--offers up a gripping saga of a man who lied because he wished to marry his wife publicly, presenting himself falsely as a black man to marry the woman he loved.
He goes from Pullman porter to emperor, but his uniform still is ripped to shreds by the end of the play.
For Gilroy, the history of the train presents a significant mediation of the co ntradictions and limitations of African American mobility, specifically as it relates to the experiences of the Pullman porter and the Jim Crow car.
There are varying reports that Kaufman's father may have been a Pullman porter, a bar owner, or a waiter at a highclass restaurant.