African Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad

Pullman porters, 1890

To mark the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad, Oakland History Room librarian Dorothy Lazard will discuss the significant contributions of African Americans to the building, maintenance, and service on this important rail line. She will also discuss the railroad's impact on the Native American populations, national demographics, and Oakland.



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Main Library

Walters Auditorium
125 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3134