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Rising from the rails : the story of the Pullman Porter

Author: Allison Payne; Brad Osborne; Larry Tye; AMS Production Group.
Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : AMS Production Group, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary that chronicles the legacy of the 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. -- Container.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Payne; Brad Osborne; Larry Tye; AMS Production Group.
OCLC Number: 64562003
Notes: Based on the book Rising from the rails : Pullman porters and the making of the Black middle class by Larry Tye.
Special features: Behind-the-scenes feature ; Extended interviews with porters and Rails author Larry Tye ; Rare Pullman training filmstrips with sound ; Pullman car slideshow ; Archival railroad films ; Discussion of Pullman memorabilia.
Credits: Editor, Brad Osborne ; director of photography, Taylor Garvin.
Cast: Narrator, Allison Payne.
Description: 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color & b & W ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1 encoding; widescreen presentation.
Contents: Out of bondage, all aboard --
Rough rides, intimate encounters --
My name's not George --
Saint Philip and the battle for brotherhood --
Behind the mask --
Train to freedom --
A legacy that lasts.
Responsibility: produced & directed by Brad Osborne.

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A documentary that chronicles the legacy of the 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. -- Container.

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