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Thread #156699 Message #3694037
Posted By: Joe_F
14-Mar-15 - 05:11 PM
Thread Name: Origins: City of New Orleans
Subject: RE: Origins: City of New Orleans
Phil: There is no reason to suppose that the old black men were porters; the porters are mentioned independently ("the sons of Pullman porters"). It is not mentioned explicitly that they were all black; I think we are expected to know that.