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

Roanoke, Virginia, is one in every of 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 the various city's African american citizens, the 2 histories are intertwined. The lives of Roanoke's black railroad employees span the generations from Jim Crow segregation to the civil rights period to state-of-the-art varied company staff. Older generations toiled via labor-intensive jobs equivalent to janitors and song workers, paving the best way for more youthful African american citizens to turn into engineers, conductors and bosses. subscribe to writer Sheree Scarborough as she interviews Roanoke's African American railroad staff and chronicles tales which are a robust testomony of private 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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