A receptionist: works at the employment office of the Market Street Railway Company in San Francisco
A street car conductorette: treats Marguerite with less than courtesy
This chapter describes in detail 15-year-old Marguerite’s search for a job when her room begins to be as cheerful as a dungeon. She rules out many jobs and finally settles on streetcar conductorette. Vivian tells her that “They don’t accept colored people on streetcars,” but she encourages Marguerite to try for the job if she wants it. Even after a...
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