44. Fighting for Their Rights: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters
44. Fighting for Their Rights: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters

44. Fighting for Their Rights: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters in Early Canada
Cecil Foster with Lawrence Scanlan
Reading and Conversation
12:30 - 1:30pm.

"Blacks have always been part of the Canadian story," says author Cecil Foster, "but Canada did not always recognize the contributions that blacks have made." When white unions refused to allow black workers into their ranks, the porters formed their own organizations to demand respect for their labour. In conversation with Lawrence Scanlan, Cecil presents the unromanticized and previously untold story of their fight for social justice and how it changed this country for the better.

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