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sleeping car

a railway car fitted with compartments containing bunks for people to sleep in
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While the company employed a mostly white workforce to manufacture railroad passenger cars, it also hired former slaves to serve as porters, waiters and maids on its iconic sleeping cars.
1 -- color) This rare hat was worn by someone working in elite service on a mid-19th-century Pullman train sleeping car.
The author recounts the familiar but fascinating story of Pullman's drive to monopolize the sleeping car industry and control employees by means of his company town on Lake Calumet, fourteen miles south of Chicago.
Philip Randolph, who founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and forced the Pullman Company and the railroads to accept it.
Although only scanty attention is paid to Randolph's early radicalism, The Messenger, or the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Pfeffer demonstrates his key role in developing mass movements for civil rights, economic opportunity, and desegregation of the military.
If she designed a sleeping car, it would be well-made.
Dellums, co-founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Philip Randolph, civil rights leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, spoke at the march.
Hailo joins the long list of Chicago innovations, including automatic Stop/Go signs, the Pullman Sleeping Car and the famous Checker Taxi Cab.
In living memory, the worst such accident happened on May 7, 1969, as the London to Aberdeen sleeping car express headed up North, passing Newcastle and in the early hours of the morning approached the Morpeth curve.
Philip Randolph, founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; and Whitney Young of the National Urban League.
Then I read Paul Theroux's The Old Patagonian Express: "The sleeping car was an unusual shape.