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Silent Bumbry was a Pullman porter who operated a sleeping car out of the New York Central district when Richtmyer was Superintendent of the Pullman Company in that district. Bumbry was the prototype employee usually seen complementing the Pullman exhibits in metropolitan terminals--tall, of angular frame, high cheek-boned and the color of boiled coffee.  >>more...>>

Title:     Deadhead: A Pullman Porter Steps Out of Character
Author:    Carter, Jessie
Publication:     Opportunity, Journal of Negro Life
Date:     August, 1935

Publisher:     National Urban League
Type:     Article

Listed Under:
African Americans
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Labor Unions
Permissions:     Permission granted for non-commercial, educational purposes by the National Urban League

Notes:     Vol. 13, No. 8, p. 242