Across Cultures

How have we contributed to Canada?

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This theme presents contributions by diverse cultural communities in the fields of politics, economic development, art, music, as well as in the struggle for workers’ rights.

The Road Taken

The Road Taken
1996, director: Selwyn Jacob

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Black jazz musician Joe Sealy talks about the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters like his father who worked on the Canadian railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s. The Joe Sealy Quartet performs.