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Pullman Porters: Ordinary Men, Extraordinary History

They made a mark in civil rights and upward mobility for African Americans.

They made beds and cleaned toilets. They shined shoes, dusted jackets, cooked meals, and washed dishes. Yet the Pullman porters created history in the face of adversity and racial prejudice. They helped form the foundation for the black middle class, and became instrumental in the civil rights movement.

Follow two former porters as they travel from their homes in Seattle to Oakland, Calif., where they were honored by Amtrak and the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum for their years of service.
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