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Pullman Porters and the Rise of the Black Middle Class

NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with author Larry Tye and former Pullman Porter Babe Smock about the legacy of the Pullman Company, the black men that served in its rail cars and Tye's new book, Rising From the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class.

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