Join us for the online lecture “Fighting For Freedom: The Railway Weaves Through Black Canadians’ History”!
Join us on August 19 for the next online lecture in our 2021 series, Railway Ties. In celebration of Emancipation Day in Canada, Kathy Grant stops at railway crossings through time to share some Black Canadian stories. The stops include trains, our Black veterans, the porters, a couple of the Royal Tours and Emancipation Day.
In this lecture we will be highlighting seven WWI and WWII Veterans who worked for railways including those who worked on the Royal Trains as Porters, were involved in famous raids, invasions, influential legal change, became senators and train crashes. These men include Jean Napoleon Maurice, Percy Corbin, Robert Strong, Judge George Carter, Lester Brown, Walter Modesty and Calvin Ruck. To learn more about these amazing men and their stories, join us for our latest lecture in the series!