One Nation with News for All: Pullman stool

May 1, 2014
Pullman porter stepstool

Sarah Mercier / Newseum

A stepstool used by Pullman porters, c. 1910-1950. The Pullman porters helped spread news from the north to black southerners via the rail system, especially through distribution of the African American newspaper Chicago Defender. Loan from Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. (Image credit: Sarah Mercier / Newseum)

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