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Re: Pullman Porter Employment Cards

You never know when, or where, a posting here on AfriGeneas will lead in your search for family information. I knew of the Newberry Library and it's collection of records on the Pullman Porters, but not the depth of those records.

Thanks for the link to the Newberry Library and their Catalog search I've found a source for information on the Women's Auxillary of the International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Helena Wilson, the wife of Benjamin Leroy Wilson, was at one time the President of the IBSCP Women's Auxillary.

An excerpt from the minutes of the 1954 Adams Family Reunion states " Cousin Ben Wilson's wife, the organizer of the Women's Aux to the Pullman Car Brotherhood & is now the International President. She gave us some very fine & interesting facts about their organization & it's part in bringing about the F.E.P.C."

A look at the history of the Womens' Auxilliary of the International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (IBSCP)
http://tinyurl.com/6aty2hq

Art Thomas


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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