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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Arthur Burton, Sr.

Author: Arthur Burton; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Pullman porter and union supporter Arthur Burton, Sr. was born on September 10, 1903, in Winterville, Mississippi. Burton was the oldest of five children. He finished grade school when he was in his twenties. He went to work for the Pullman Company in 1930 and was assigned to the Santa Fe Super Chief, California Limited and The Scout train lines. Low pay and racial discrimination (Pullman referred to all porters as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Arthur Burton
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Burton; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000501982
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2002 May 18.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 25 min., 34 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Arthur Burton, Sr.
Arthur Burton, Sr.

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Pullman porter and union supporter Arthur Burton, Sr. was born on September 10, 1903, in Winterville, Mississippi. Burton was the oldest of five children. He finished grade school when he was in his twenties. He went to work for the Pullman Company in 1930 and was assigned to the Santa Fe Super Chief, California Limited and The Scout train lines. Low pay and racial discrimination (Pullman referred to all porters as “George”) prompted porters to join A. Phillip Randolph’s efforts to organize a union. Burton was one of the charter union members. Despite strong opposition from the company, Burton drove local labor leaders to and from union headquarters. The certification vote on August 21, 1935 was successful, making the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters the first national African-American labor union. Burton was a porter for thirty-eight years. He passed away on March 25, 2005 at age 101.

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