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Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter (2006) watch online HD

Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter (2006) watch online HD
  • Original title:Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter
  • Category:Creative Work / Documentary
  • Released:2006
  • Director:Brad Osborne
  • Actors:Glenn Bradley,Lindsey Holloway,Evan Mason
  • Budget:$150,000
  • Duration:47min
  • Video type:Creative Work

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RISING FROM THE RAILS: THE STORY OF THE PULLMAN PORTER, a documentary based on the best-selling book by Larry Tye, chronicles the relatively unheralded 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. Unbeknownst to most of their white passengers, porters played critical political and cultural roles, becoming trailblazers in the struggle for African American dignity and self-sufficiency, patriarchs of black labor unions, and helping give birth to the Civil Rights Movement. Ultimately, however, their greatest legacy is that which they left to future generations.

Credited cast:
Glenn Bradley Glenn Bradley - Reenactor
Lindsey Holloway Lindsey Holloway - Reenactor
Evan Mason Evan Mason - Reenactor
Brandi Price Brandi Price - Reenactor
Stephanie Rhodes Stephanie Rhodes - Reenactor
Jason Skeen Jason Skeen - Reenactor
Lawrence Varnado Lawrence Varnado - Narrator (voice)
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