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Book launch with Cecil Foster

Photo: Library and Archives Canada

They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada

Meet author Cecil Foster as he discusses his new book, They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada.

Cecil Foster is an award-winning writer, academic and journalist.

His historical work sheds light on the unrevealed stories of black railway porters – the so-called “Pullmen” working in the Canadian rail lines in the mid-twentieth century. Through his interviews with the last living porters from the era, Foster documents their political activism and fight for social justice that helped lay the groundwork for the multicultural Canada we know today.  

The event will wrap up with a book signing and a meet-and-greet with the author.

The book will be available for purchase in the Museum Boutique.

Seating is first come, first served.

 

This program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

 

Fee ($): Free with $5 admission