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Title Rising from the rails [videorecording] : the story of the Pullman Porter / produced & directed by Brad Osborne.

Imprint Dallas, Tex. : AMS Production Group, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  331.8811 P982    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sd., col.& b&W ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the book Rising from the rails : Pullman porters and the making of the Black middle class by Larry Tye.
Special features: Behind-the-scenes feature ; Extended interviews with porters and Rails author Larry Tye ; Rare Pullman training filmstrips with sound ; Pullman car slideshow ; Archival railroad films ; Discussion of Pullman memorabilia.
Contents Out of bondage, all aboard -- Rough rides, intimate encounters -- My name's not George -- Saint Philip and the battle for brotherhood -- Behind the mask -- Train to freedom -- A legacy that lasts.
Credits Editor, Brad Osborne ; director of photography, Taylor Garvin
Cast Narrator, Allison Payne.
Summary A documentary that chronicles the legacy of the Pullman Porters, generations of African American men who served as caretakers to wealthy white passengers on luxury trains that traversed the nation during the golden age of rail. -- Container.
System Details DVD; region 1 encoding; widescreen presentation.
Subject Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters -- History.
Pullman porters -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Added Author Tye, Larry. Rising from the rails.
Payne, Allison.
Osborne, Brad.
AMS Production Group.
Standard No. 689076519533

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