New Historical Society for Black Railroaders Hopes One Day to Provide College Scholarships

Recently, the National Black Railroaders Historical Society was founded in Miami, Florida. The society has an exhibit in the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami and hopes to one day move at least part of the collection to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open on The Mall in Washington, D.C., in 2015. The current collection includes about 250 artifacts and photographs.

African Americans have a rich history of involvement with American railroads from laying track to serving as conductors and Pullman porters.

In the future the society hopes to provide college scholarships for African Americans seeking careers in transportation or hospitality industries.