One Nation with News for All: Pullman stool

Sarah Mercier / Newseum
May 1, 2014
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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)