Written by: Ashleeann Washington

Every winter we celebrate one of the influential Black men in history. For years, Dr. Martin Luther King as stood of as face of the civil rights movement, but what most people don’t know is there were many men that worked behind the scene to make the civil rights movement successful.

The Pullman Porters produced the glue that help the events of the civil rights movement stick together. Many of these man risk their jobs to spread the word about civil rights.

A. Philip Randolph was the backbone of the civil rights movement! He was often heard on television news programs addressing the nation on behalf of African Americans engaged in the struggle for voting rights and an end to discrimination in public accommodations.  He was also an active participant in many other organizations and causes.

In honor of the men of fought for our civil rights, we would like to thank the Pullman Porters!