Pullman Porter Blues

Pullman Porter Blues

A dramatically driven historical musical comedy with a fresh look at the account of a Pullman Porter family in June of 1937. It takes place on the Panama Limited train beginning in Chicago and ending in New Orleans. During the trip the passengers experience the Joe Louis/James Braddock heavyweight championship fight. This spirited story tells of Gospel, segregation, African-American family history, the Black Pullman Union, the Chicago Defender, and much more.

This is an emotionally driven tale of the African-American people, which brings insight into a critical time period in history. It explained the intricacies of relationships of workers and passengers on the Panama Limited. My great great grandfather was a Pullman Porter. I believe that this definitely was a story that needed to be told. A story of struggle, resilience, endurance, and courage of a people and how the country responded as such. It’s a must see!

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