CBC – The untold story of Canada’s black train porters

CBC – The untold story of Canada’s black train porters

At the beginning of the 20th century, being a train porter in Canada was the exclusive domain of black men who laboured long hours for miserable pay. Cecil Foster is a journalist and academic whose book, They Call Me George; The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada, chronicles the story of the “Pullmen” of the Canadian rail lines, and their fight for social justice.

Audio Link: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1439010371619

 

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