It was a unique chapter in Canadian history. The age of rail travel blossomed in the 20th century, and along with it a need for workers aboard the trains to help the passengers, particularly those in the sleeping cars.
They were almost exclusively black, and later helped change Canadian immigration law, and by extension, the shape of modern Canada
A new book tells their story.
Article Link: http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/01/23/the-story-of-the-black-porters-on-canadian-railways/
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