Monday, February 4, 2013

African American Women on the B&O

African-American women worked as car cleaners, maids, and porterettes (later known as Train Attendants). During the war they also worked on track gangs. Many of the employees had family connections and it was not uncommon to have several generations working on the same crew. Pictured from left to right: George Proctor, Marcella Lockhart, Ida Jackson, twin sisters Catherine Jackson & Lucille Gray, Mildred Johnson & her mother Grace Johnson, sisters in law Eleanor Naylor & Mary Naylor, Clarice Cook

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