In They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada, Cecil Foster argues that Canada's branch of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was instrumentally involved in forging a more equitable and inclusive nation. The union of Black porters advanced a political agenda that included establishing laws for fair employment, fair housing, and equality in public accommodations; lobbying for the rigorous enforcement of civil rights laws; and significantly transforming Canadian immigration policy in order to encourage and welcome immigrants from the British West Indies and other former colonies with Black populations. The BSCP in Canada also was the organizing force behind many civil rights organizations, such as the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Negro Citizenship Association. Both cornerstones of BSCP activism were in full view...

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