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Closing reception for “The Other Side of the Tracks: Discrimination and Social Mobility in the Railroad Industry”

Monday, May 2, 2022 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Catherwood Library, Kheel Center 227 Ives Hall

The community is invited to a closing reception for the exhibit “The Other Side of the Tracks: Discrimination and Social Mobility in the Railroad Industry” which traces the historic struggles and successes of African American and women railroad workers in the twentieth century.

On display in the lobby of the ILR School’s Catherwood Library, the exhibit consists of historical photographs, documents and objects from the extensive railroad collections of the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives. The Kheel Center is in Catherwood Library, part of Cornell University Library.

The reception will begin with a hybrid presentation in the Kheel Center, followed by an in-person viewing of the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

Dial-In Information

To attend the presentation portion via Zoom, please register in advance:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Exhibit, Special Event, Presentation, Exhibition


Cornell University Library, ILR School, ILR Library

University Themes

Diversity, Public Engagement


history, labor, diversity, Cornell University Library, gender studies, ILR School, railroads

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Contact Name

Jessica Withers

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Free & open to the public

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