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Black History Month Film: The Road Taken (50+)

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free

Drop in at Centennial branch at 3pm to seeĀ The Road Taken, by Selwyn Jacob:

This 1996 documentary takes a nostalgic ride through history to present the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters who worked on Canada’s railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s. There was a strong sense of pride among these men and they were well-respected by their community. Yet, harsh working conditions prevented them from being promoted to other railway jobs until finally, in 1955, porter Lee Williams took his fight to the union.

Claiming discrimination under the Canada Fair Employment Act, the Black workers won their right to work in other areas. Interviews, archival footage and the music of noted jazz musician Joe Sealy (whose father was a porter) combine to portray a fascinating history that might otherwise have been forgotten.

1996, 52 min, English

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February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

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Centennial Public Library
3870 Old Richmond
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 5C4 Canada
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(613) 580-2940

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