NARP joins Amtrak in celebrating Black History Month
February 19, 2014
Written By Lessie Henderson
Thomas J. Gray of Chicago, Pullman Porter (1923–1968). Photo courtesy: Thomas Gray family
NARP is joining Amtrak in honoring Black History Month. The railroad will be hosting with a wide variety of contests, promotions and events throughout the country. The events highlight Amtrak employees and others that have demonstrated excellence and having a positive impact on the job and in their communities.
Amtrak is also partnering with theroot.com to sponsor an online contest titled “Our Roots, Our Railroad: Take an Amtrak Ride through Black History”. The interactive contest gives those a chance to learn more on African-American history as well as a chance to win two round trip Amtrak tickets good for anywhere in the United States. For more details on the contest and events near you, click on the links below for information.
"I’m so proud that we came together in bipartisan fashion in the Senate to keep the Southwest Chief chugging along, and I’m grateful for this recognition from the Rail Passengers Association. This victory is a testament to what we can accomplish when we reach across the aisle and work together to advance our common interests."
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
April 2, 2019, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his work to protect the Southwest Chief