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Program: Derailed Panel Discussion (Quarantine Edition)

This 1 hour and 45 minute panel discussion streamed live on Zoom on June 4, 2020, explores Black Railway Porters and their historic fight for equality on and off the tracks. Moderated by Cheryl Blackman (Director of Museums and Heritage Services, City of Toronto), this conversation with Cecil Foster (Author/Scholar), Meghan Swaby (Playwright), Natasha Henry (President, Ontario Black History Society), and Peter Bailey (Actor), features artifacts from the period, a dramatic reading written by Meghan Swaby and performed by Peter Bailey, along with a reading by Cecil Foster of his book, They Call Me George: The Untold Story of the Black Train Porters.

Welcoming Remarks & Introductions: 00:00
Discussion Begins: 8:12
Book Reading (Cecil Foster): 20:25
Artifact Presentation (Natasha Henry): 42:04
Dramatic Reading (Peter Bailey): 55:27
Q&A: 1:13:45

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