All posts by Ethelda Dorsey-Burke

Ordinary Men—Extraordinary History: A Proud Pullman Porter

In these days of near super-sonic air travel, getting around by “snail-rail” (train) is nearly all but forgotten. However, for the African-American community, rail travel is held in great regard because it  was once a way of achieving something akin to middle-class status. To truly appreciate this fondness for the “snail-rail,” perhaps a bit of … Continue reading Ordinary Men—Extraordinary History: A Proud Pullman Porter