In 1924 , he stepped down from his role as chairman , but remained on the board until his death in 1926 . Through his work at the Pullman Company , Lincoln would end up playing a pivotal , albeit indirect roll , in the formation of the Civil Rights Movement .
The Pullman Porters and the American Civil Rights Movement
Although they were underpaid , overworked , and forced to endure the demeaning behavior of the wealthy passengers that they served in the sleeper cars , the Pullman Porters are widely regarded to this day as the founding members of the Black working class . At a time when virtually no corporate employers were willing to hire Black workers , the Pullman Palace Car Company became the largest employer of Black men in the country .
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