450-Pound Man Beats Odds To Become New York Train Operator

Christian, Margena A.; Pinckney, Malcolm
October 1998
Jet;10/05/98, Vol. 94 Issue 19, p13
Focuses on Dwayne Richardson, a 450-pound African-American, who fought for the right to become a train operator. Length of Richardson's battle with the New York City Transit Authority (TA) concerning his weight; When Richardson filed a federal civil rights lawsuit where he charged TA with discrimination; Richardson's commending of his wife Lourdes, the mother of their three children; Indication that Richardson eventually became a train operator.


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