The Pullman Porter: An American Journey (Paperback)

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Pullman Porters were very important figures in the history of America. This book teaches children and adults, who porters were and why they were so important in our history. Porters worked in early train cars, for 70 railroad companies nationwide. They would look, listen and learn from their predominantly white passengers. They read the newspapers passengers left behind, listened to conversations and talked with one another. The porter knew how important education was for children and how important it was to take this message home to his family. He eventually landed at the forefront of the civil rights movement.

About the Author

Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist, former teacher, current caregiver, author and poet. She is a graduate of Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the College in 2011. Vanita was Writer in Residence for the Literacy Program at The University of Akron. She and her husband Jim received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2006. She won the Congressional 'Angels in Adoption' Award for the state of Ohio in 2007 and was named National Volunteer of the Year by the MS society in 2008, among many other honors. Prior to her publishing and writing career, Vanita taught school for 19 years.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938164019
ISBN-10: 1938164016
Publisher: Vanita Books
Publication Date: February 1st, 2014
Pages: 44
Language: English
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