The Caribbean Camera – How Black Train Porters helped to build modern Canada

The Caribbean Camera – How Black Train Porters helped to build modern Canada

Typical of books written by the evocative Bajan-Canadian author, Cecil Foster, once you pick up They Call me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada you just cannot put it down. Every Canadian of every ethnicity and walk of life should read this wonderful account of how Negroes, many of them from British colonies in the Caribbean, helped to create the Canada that we have come to recognize as tolerant and inclusive. But, as Foster lets us know in no uncertain terms, it was not always that way in the Dominion of Canada. That Dominion was in fact racist at its very core – “the premiere White Man’s Country”.

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