Notes from a Southern Pacific Railway Porter
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The Southern Pacific Railway (SPR) menus collection have on the back notes written by Alfred Ligon, a dining car porter in the 1930s, and later the owner of the first African American-owned bookstore in Los Angeles. Students created a Story Map that takes viewers through an overview of SPR porter history and Alfred Ligon’s biography. They also provide a video (located toward the end of the Story Map) that explains their initial observations of the menus.
Lee, Julia and Hubbard, Melanie, "Notes from a Southern Pacific Railway Porter" (2017). Digital Scholarship Collection. 4.