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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 ancient 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 employees span the generations from Jim Crow segregation to the civil rights period to cutting-edge various company staff. Older generations toiled via labor-intensive jobs similar to janitors and tune workers, paving the best way for more youthful African americans 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 strong testomony of private adversity, fight and triumph at the rail.

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