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Pullman Porter : An American Journey
Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7 
1 volume (unpaged)  
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ISBN 9781938164019
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Against the backdrop of the Pullman Car invention (1857) and its African American Pullman porters, readers watch as a seed of the Civil Rights movement takes root—when pitiful living conditions, low wages, and long hours devalue lives of recently-freed men—and grows into a demand for justice. History's sequence falls into place as well-known figures impact the timeline of this movement: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his wife, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, Rosa Parks, and eventually Martin Luther King, Jr. An important legacy shared with relevance and respect.
Publisher Summary
The Pullman Porters were very important figures in the history of American. This book will teach children and adults, who the porters were and why they were so important in our history. The porter learned how important education was for children and how important it was to take this message home to his children. He eventually landed at the forefront of the civil rights movement.
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