Rising from the rails : videorecording the story of the Pullman Porter / produced & directed by Brad Osborne.

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
English
Published/​Created
Dallas, Tex. : AMS Production Group, c2006.
Description
1 videodisc (47 min.) : sd., col.& b&W ; 4 3/4 in.

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Summary note
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.
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.
Creation/​Production credits
Editor, Brad Osborne ; director of photography, Taylor Garvin
System details
DVD; region 1 encoding; widescreen presentation.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
Narrator, Allison Payne.
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.
OCLC
64562003
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