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Derailed: The History of Black Railway Porters in Canada
Myseum of Toronto
A conversation exploring the history and lived experiences of Black Railway Porters and their fight for equality on and off the tracks
“All aboard!” for Derailed: The History of Black Railway Porters in Canada.
From the late 1800s to the 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.
Their fight for equality both on and off the track helped shape the multicultural Canada we know today, and continues to inform contemporary conversations about labour and race.
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