Boss of the Grips
Historian Eric K. Washington recounted the life of James Williams, chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps in the early 1900s,… read more
Historian Eric K. Washington recounted the life of James Williams, chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps in the early 1900s, who was the face of his African-American workforce and championed their upward mobility. Mr. Washington is the author of Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal Edit. close
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