Stories From the Park: Episode 6

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October 6, 2023

BONUS! Sleeping Car Porters with Suzette Mayr

Bonus episode for Black History Month! Sleeping car porters were railway employees across North America who would attend to passengers aboard sleeping cars. The vast majority of sleeping car porters were Black men and the position was one of only a few job opportunities available to Black men in Canada. Dominic and Kesia speak with Suzette Mayr, Giller Prize winning author of The Sleeping Car Porter - a fictionalized account of a porter and one harrowing trip across Canada. They touch on the history of the porters, their legacy and their impact on labour movements on the railway.

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