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 among America's nice old 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 some of the city's African americans, 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 state-of-the-art assorted company staff. Older generations toiled via labor-intensive jobs similar to janitors and tune workers, paving the way in which for more youthful African americans to develop 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 non-public adversity, fight and triumph at the rail.

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African American Railroad Workers of Roanoke: Oral Histories of the Norfolk & Western (American Heritage) by Sheree Scarborough,Historical Society of Western Virginia,George Kegley


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