Derailed: The History of Black Railway Porters in Canada (Myseum of Toronto)

From the late 1800s to mid 1900s, Canada’s Black Railway Porters were a group of workers who disrupted the system, becoming instrumental in leading the fight for fair employment practices and anti-discriminatory laws. Step back in time and learn about the lives of these pioneers whose tireless work, on and off the track, were instrumental in paving a new path for greater equality in Canada.

Join us for this panel discussion featuring a dramatic reading which looks at the lives of pioneers who paved a new path for a more inclusive Canada.

The panel discussion and dramatic reading is inspired by the book, “They Call Me George: The Untold Story of the Black Train Porters” by Cecil Foster. Cecil Foster will also be reading an excerpt from his book.    

Read more here. The Myseum recently held an online event spotlighting the 2009 protests by Tamil Canadians and across North America.