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New drama series 'The Porter' is a HUGE moment in Canadian television! #BHM2022
In the 1920's, Black men working as porters - many based in Montreal - helped to bolster the railway industry in Canada and the United States. These men from the Caribbean, Maritime provinces and the U.S. were also essential in building Black Canadian communities. A new CBC drama series, 'The Porter' looks to tell some of these untold stories. For series originator, co-creator, and actor Arnold Pinnock getting the greenlight on this project brought him to his knees in his living room. Showrunner, co-creator Marsha Greene says the series is about "triumph and not trauma". And actor Ronnie Rowe Jr. says the series shows the potential of storytelling in Black Canadian history. Alongside historian and consultant on the series, Dr. Dorothy Williams, they share stories, laughs and just how hugely important this moment is for television.