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Sheree Scarborough,Historical Society of Western's African American Railroad Workers of Roanoke: Oral Histories PDF

By Sheree Scarborough,Historical Society of Western Virginia,George Kegley

ISBN-10: 1540224554

ISBN-13: 9781540224552

ISBN-10: 1626195048

ISBN-13: 9781626195042

Roanoke, Virginia, is one in all America's nice historical railroad facilities. The Norfolk & Western Railway corporation, now the Norfolk Southern company, has been in Roanoke for over a century. because the corporation has hired a number of the city's African american citizens, the 2 histories are intertwined. The lives of Roanoke's black railroad staff span the generations from Jim Crow segregation to the civil rights period to modern varied company crew. Older generations toiled via labor-intensive jobs equivalent to janitors and tune employees, paving the best way for more youthful African americans to turn into engineers, conductors and managers. subscribe to writer Sheree Scarborough as she interviews Roanoke's African American railroad staff and chronicles tales which are a strong testomony of private adversity, fight and triumph at the rail.

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