Seven Porters from Stockbridge

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A staged reading of Seven Porters from Stockbridge, written and directed by actor/writer/director Ken Sagoes will take place on Saturday, November 12, at the Dorsey High School 3537 Farmdale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016, 3:00 PM. $15.00. For ticket information, please contact 310 226 6198.

Ted Lange
Ted Lange

The outstanding cast includes Ted Lange (Love Boat), Roger E. Mosley (Magnum, P.I.), Earl Billings (What’s Happening!), David Downing (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Bill Lee Brown (Accidental Tourist), Jeris Lee Poindexter (Everybody Hates Chris) and Robert Pine (Chips).

Seven Porters from Stockbridge tell the story of the seven porters passing through several cities on their way to be honored. Old memories are awakened by the seven men who were Pullman porters on a private passengers train called the “Biltmore Express.” “Their conversations will sometimes make you gut wrenching laughter and other times bring tears to your eyes,” describes playwright Sagoes.

Under the leadership of A. Phillip Randolph, Pullman porters formed the first all black union, the   Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925This is the 75th year anniversary of the Pullman Porter’s Union. Formation of the union was instrumental in the advancement of the Civil Rights Movement.

Seven Porters from Stockbridge is a fundraiser for the Giving Back Corporation (501C3).

Top photo of Union Station by Zachary Rynew