FYI--Registrations are closed for this program
|Pullman Porters: Unsung Heroes, Former Slaves, Labor Organizers, Middle Class Citizens;Civil Rights Activists
2/16/2021 1:00pm (Central Time)
(11:00am PT, 12:00pm MT, 2:00pm ET)
Offered by: Hildene Lincoln Family Home
About Hildene:Program Description: Participants will discover what it was like to travel and work on a Pullman car, and engage in discussion about the porters’ enduring fight for social change and justice in America. We will examine the critical role that Pullman porters played in giving rise to America’s black middle class, the formation of the black labor movement, and the momentum for the civil rights movement. This slice of history spans 100 years beginning with the Emancipation Proclamation. About Hildene: Located in Manchester, Vermont, Hildene was built by Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Lincoln, in 1905. Today’s guests experience the 412 acre estate’s Welcome Center and The Museum Store;home and gardens; Lincoln exhibit; 1903 Pullman car, Sunbeam, “Many Voices” exhibit, a site on the Vermont African American Heritage Trail; goat dairy and cheese-making facility; sustainable agriculture project in The Dene; 600’ wetland floating boardwalk; and 12 miles of 4 season trails. Mission: Values into Action.