Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945 (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics

Between World War I and World War II, African Americans' quest for civil rights took on a more aggressive character as a new group of black activists challenged the politics of civility traditionally embraced by old-guard leaders in favor of a more forceful protest strategy. Beth Tompkins Bates traces the rise of this new protest politics--which was grounded in making demands and backing them up with collective action--by focusing on the struggle of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) to form a union in Chicago, headquarters of the Pullman Company. Bates shows how the BSCP overcame initial opposition from most of Chicago's black leaders by linking its union message with the broader social movement for racial equality. As members of BSCP protest networks mobilized the black community around the quest for manhood rights and economic freedom, they broke down resistance to organized labor even as they expanded the boundaries of citizenship to include equal economic opportunity. By the mid-1930s, BSCP protest networks gained platforms at the national level, fusing Brotherhood activities first with those of the National Negro Congress and later with the March on Washington Movement. Lessons learned during this era guided the next generation of activists, who carried the blac...

  • ASIN: 0807849294

Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class

Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the

An engaging social history that reveals the critical role Pullman porters played in the struggle for African American civil rightsWhen George Pullman began recruiting Southern blacks as porters in his luxurious new sleeping cars, the former slaves suffering under Jim Crow laws found his offer of a steady job and worldly experience irresistible. They quickly signed up to serve as maid, waiter, concierge, nanny, and occasionally doctor and undertaker to cars full of white passengers, making the Pullman Company the largest employer of African American men in the country by the 1920s.In the world of the Pullman sleeping car, where whites and blacks lived in close proximity, porters developed a unique culture marked by idiosyncratic language, railroad lore, and shared experience. They called difficult passengers "Mister Charlie"; exchanged stories about Daddy Jim, the legendary first Pullman porter; and learned to distinguish generous tippers such as Humphrey Bogart from skinflints like Babe Ruth. At the same time, they played important social, political, and economic roles, carrying jazz and blues to outlying areas, forming America's first black trade union, and acting as forerunners of the modern black middle class by virtue of their social position and income.Drawing on extensive i...

  • ASIN: B00823ZWX2

Pullman bread loaf Pan w lid black toast bread Pan w hole non stick 8.2x4.7inch

Pullman bread loaf Pan w lid black toast

You can make loaf bread or cake at home with this pullman bread pan.This Loaf Pan w cover is perfect for making Loaf Bread ,slices of the sandwich bread.External Size:8.22x4.72x4.37inch Weight:1.4lbs.The three holes at the bottom of the pullman loaf pan is designed for air circulation.This loaf bread pan won't be used for batter. This pullman bread pan can withstand temperatures as high as 446 degrees Fahrenheit.This pullman pan will serve you well through repeated, daily use in your home & commercial kitchen. Washing Note: Don't use the abrasive Brush to clean the pan.Not For microwave oven use.Not Recommend Baking for more than 30 minutes above 400 Fahrenheit.Remarks: The color will be a little different because of photograph and monitor.

  • Brand: Monfish
  • ASIN: B07PX1MSM7
  • UPC: 708402539318

10,000 Black Men Named George

10,000 Black Men Named

The amazing true story of the creation of the first black union in America and the livelihoods put at risk to gain 10,000 signatures. Stars Andre Braugher, Charles S. Dutton and Mario Van Peebles.

  • ASIN: B00009AV7Q
  • UPC: 097368037847

Owen Pullman Multifunctional Headwear Black Labrador Dog Head Wrap Elastic Turban Sport Headband Outdoor Sweatband

Owen Pullman Multifunctional Headwear Black Labrador Dog Head

Multifunctional Headwear Black Labrador Dog Head Wrap Elastic Turban Sport Headband Outdoor SweatbandGreat To Wear In Sport Or Daily Fashion Outfits.It Is A Good Choice To Give It To Your Friends Or Family As A Gift.Size:Cylinder Block,Width 25cm/9.84Inches,Height 50cm/19.68Inches1.Please Allow The Measurement Error Of 0.39-1.18inches.2.As Different Computers Display Colors Differently,The Color Of The Actual Item May Vary Slightly From The Above Images.The Final Color With The Actual Commodity Prevail.Hope You Can Understand.

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Owen Pullman
  • ASIN: B07G7588SR

ZVac Compatible 30 Foot Central Vacuum Hose Replacement for Pullman Holt. Premium Generic Pullman Holt Central Vacuum Cleaner Hose. Lightweight & Easy to Use CVac Hose

ZVac Compatible 30 Foot Central Vacuum Hose Replacement

This Premium Generic Replacement ZVac Central Vacuum Hose. Please See Images To Confirm if This Central Vacuum Hose Will Work With Your Inlet Ports.

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: ZVac
  • ASIN: B07S5D2TBZ

Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: STORIES OF BLACK PULLMAN PORTERS (Publications of the American Folklore Society)

Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: STORIES OF

As service workers in a luxurious sleeping-car train system, Pullman porters had both the highest status in the black community and the lowest rank on the train. They were trapped in the dual roles of charming host and obedient servant, and their constant smiles--even in the face of unreasonable demands by white passengers--were part of the job requirement.   Jack Santino's interviews with retired porters provide extensive firsthand accounts of their work, the job inequities they faced, the formation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the aborted Pullman porter strike of 1928. Through the testimony of ran-and-file workers as well as key figures such as E. D. Nixon, the porter who initiated the Montgomery bus boycott and helped launch the career of Martin Luther King, Jr. and C.L. Dellums, the only surviving founding member of the BSCP, Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle illuminates the Pullman porters' struggle for dignity.    

  • ASIN: 0252061942

Andiamo Bravo 24" Wheeled Expand Pullman w/ Suiter Black Rolling Luggage

Andiamo Bravo 24" Wheeled Expand Pullman w/ Suiter

  • ASIN: B001HY4PJU
  • UPC: 650922501026

Heritage Travelware Streeterville 1680d Polyester Triple Compartment Top Zip Laptop Portfolio Overnighter, Black

Heritage Travelware Streeterville 1680d Polyester Triple Compartment Top

Stroll in style with this 1680D polyester triple compartment top zip wheeled 15.6" & 17.0" computer portfolio / overnighter. Holds two different sized computers: accommodates laptops with up to a 15.6" screen and a 17.0" screen. Compatible with most tablets. Made of a durable 1680D polyester exterior with fully lined tear-resistant interior. Front exterior features a full length zipper pocket, hidden zippered stash pocket, two U-shaped zip down gusseted pockets, and a zippered valuables pocket lined with protective, soft brushed polyester. Front U-shaped zip down pocket includes two open top accessory pockets and padded tablet pocket. Full length U-shaped zip down pocket consists of an organizer made to hold a variety of business essentials including a key fob, cell phone, and tech accessories. Front compartment features two file dividers. Center compartment includes a padded computer pocket for up to 15.6" laptops and padded rear section with straps to secure up to a 17.0" laptop. Rear compartment has secure garment straps to hold clothes in place and two open elastic top mesh pockets. Rear exterior trolley tunnel fits over most luggage upright handles for hands free carrying. Durable, padded top grab handle and bottom foot grab handle allow for easy lifting. Features a retracta...

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Heritage Travelware
  • ASIN: B01MRH33Q0
  • UPC: 023572501287

Western Mania - Classic Westerns, Movies & TV Shows

Western Mania - Classic Westerns, Movies & TV

  • Brand: Stormcast Cinema
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