Lincoln family remembers porters
MANCHESTER — The Vermont mansion that was home to some of the children of President Abraham Lincoln is launching a new education program to commemorate the roles of Pullman porters.
This spring the Manchester home, known as Hildene, will use a fully restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace rail car, Sunbeam, as the setting for the first of its kind program in Vermont.
Fifth- and sixth-grade students will be able to focus on the role that the Pullman porters played in giving rise to America’s black middle class, the formation of the black labor movement and the U. S. civil rights movement.
Robert Lincoln, the son of the president who emancipated the slaves during the Civil War, was president of the Pullman Co. when he built Hildene in 1905.MORE IN Southern VermontA Springfield man, wanted for murder, and his girlfriend, were finally in court Friday. Full Story
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