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Broad Street Station played a serious role in the First Great Migration. Southern migrants would arrive here, where different employers, churches, and community organizers would meet them to help them adjust to their new lives in Philadelphia

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African-American porters made their living as uniformed train workers, carrying the luggage of first-class passengers who traveled on Pullman rail cars. This steady work facilitated upward social mobility for thousands of African Americans. Perhaps,…

An article from the Evening Ledger called "Interesting Sidelights of a Day's News Graphically Told by the Camera" depicts daily Philadelphia life in December 1915. The article, which focuses primarily on white life, is both a comparison and contrast…
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