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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Chris Jansing) The story of 98-year-old Lee Gibson, a former Pullman porter, presented; historical photos and footage shown; details given of the porters’ role in forming the first black labor union; scenes shown of Gibson on a train ride to a ceremony to recognize the accomplishment of porters. [GIBSON – describes the porters’ duties; comments on opposition to the union.] [Pullman Porter Museum Lyn HUGHES- says they were the foot soldiers in the early civil rights movement.] [Amtrak’s Brian ROSENWALD- says it is an American story and a human one.]
- Williams, Brian;
- Jansing, Chris
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