Parents' Guide to

The Porter

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Drama highlights Black-Canadian history; smoking, cursing.

TV BET Drama 2022
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This well-produced, highly stylized series tells the story of railway workers from Canada and the United States working together to create the world's first Black union. In doing so, it paints a picture of Black Canadian communities in the post-WWI era, most of which were tied to the rail industry. Meanwhile, the individual plot lines of the ensemble cast, all of which are dramatically entertaining, highlight the various efforts Black Canadians made to challenge the racist legal measures and social norms imposed on on them. Overall, The Porter is a solid series that sheds light on an interesting piece of North American Black history.

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