Across Cultures

How does integration challenge us?

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This theme explores some of the economic and social challenges faced by members of cultural communities in Canada.

Black porters had to struggle against job discrimination on the railroad

Black porters had to struggle against job discrimination on the railroad
1950

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Railway porters' unions helped raise awareness of working conditions for Blacks, and Black porters effectively protested discrimination in employment. In this shot, a train controller is punching a woman passenger's ticket as a Black porter watches.