Train Porters Unite

In 1920, several African American train car porters filed suit against Southern Railroad Lines to be paid in accordance with the scope of duties they performed. While Southern Railroad Lines settled with the porters out of court for sums less than their suit demanded, their united effort inspired the creation of labor organizations like the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925.

Subject

African Americans | Railroads

Creator

Records of the U.S. Railroad Administration, Record Group 14

Source

Correspondence of the Regional Counsel, 1920-1921

Date

December 1920 - January 1921

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 10 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 4499565

Coverage

Atlanta (Ga.)

Original Format

Paper
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