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About The Porter
Railway workers from both Canada and the United States joined together to give birth to the world's first Black union. The Porter follows the journeys of characters who hustle, dream, cross borders and pursue their ambitions in the fight for liberation - on and off the railways that cross North America. It is a story of empowerment that highlights the moment when railway workers from both Canada and the United States join together to give birth to the world’s first Black union.
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