African American Railroad Workers of Roanoke: Oral Histories of the Norfolk & Western Sheree Scarborough

African American Railroad Workers of Roanoke: Oral Histories of the Norfolk & Western

Author: Sheree Scarborough
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Book Title
African American Railroad Workers of Roanoke: Oral Histories of the Norfolk & Western
Author
Sheree Scarborough
ISBN
9781540224552
Roanoke, Virginia, is one of America's great historic railroad centers. The Norfolk & Western Railway Company, now the Norfolk Southern Corporation, has been in Roanoke for over a century. Since the company has employed many of the city's African Americans, the two histories are intertwined. The lives of Roanoke's black railroad workers span the generations from Jim Crow segregation to the civil rights era to today's diverse corporate workforce. Older generations toiled through labor-intensive jobs such as janitors and track laborers, paving the way for younger African Americans to become engineers, conductors and executives. Join author Sheree Scarborough as she interviews Roanoke's African American railroad workers and chronicles stories that are a powerful testament of personal adversity, struggle and triumph on the rail.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Sheree Scarborough, Historical Society of Western VirginiaPublisher: History Press Library EditionsPublished: 06/03/2014ISBN: 9781540224552Pages: 162Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.44d
Roanoke, Virginia, is one of America's great historic railroad centers. The Norfolk & Western Railway Company, now the Norfolk Southern Corporation, has been in Roanoke for over a century. Since the company has employed many of the city's African Americans, the two histories are intertwined. The lives of Roanoke's black railroad workers span the generations from Jim Crow segregation to the civil rights era to today's diverse corporate workforce. Older generations toiled through labor-intensive jobs such as janitors and track laborers, paving the way for younger African Americans to become engineers, conductors and executives. Join author Sheree Scarborough as she interviews Roanoke's African American railroad workers and chronicles stories that are a powerful testament of personal adversity, struggle and triumph on the rail.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Sheree Scarborough, Historical Society of Western Virginia
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Published: 06/03/2014
ISBN: 9781540224552
Pages: 162
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.44d
Roanoke, Virginia, is one of America's great historic railroad centers. The Norfolk & Western Railway Company, now the Norfolk Southern Corporation, has been in Roanoke for over a century. Since the company has employed many of the city's African Americans, the two histories are intertwined. The lives of Roanoke's black railroad workers span the generations from Jim Crow segregation to the civil rights era to today's diverse corporate workforce. Older generations toiled through labor-intensive jobs such as janitors and track laborers, paving the way for younger African Americans to become engineers, conductors and executives. Join author Sheree Scarborough as she interviews Roanoke's African American railroad workers and chronicles stories that are a powerful testament of personal adversity, struggle and triumph on the rail.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Sheree Scarborough, Historical Society of Western Virginia
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Published: 06/03/2014
ISBN: 9781540224552
Pages: 162
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.44d