elevator-operator

Harold Hancock, an elevator operator. Throughout the early twentieth century, the most high-paying jobs that African Americans could attain were as ceremonial servants for White America — doormen, butlers, stevedors, and elevator operators. This is an image of Black America that Steve Rogers would be used to; how he missed the entirety of the Civil Rights Movement with no lasting consequences is the major conceit of the Captain America movies … and one that needs to be corrected or addressed.