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An independent non-profit education and policy studies organization.

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Train Minute #3: Marilyn Kelly of Lee, Massachusetts Talks about Riding the Berkshire Line

7/29/2019
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Train Minute #3: Marilyn Kelly, a lifetime resident of Lee, Massachusetts, talks about riding the Berkshire Line to New York City to see a show, and how she and her girlfriends could be home in Lee by 11pm. We're working to bring passenger rail back to the Berkshires! Train Minutes come from the Train Campaign, [...] The post Train Minute #3: Marilyn Kelly of Lee, Massachusetts Talks about Riding the Berkshire Line appeared first on Barrington Institute.

Duration:00:01:16

Train Minute #2: Frederick Douglass Rides the East-West Train in Massachusetts

7/29/2019
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While it's well known that African American intellectual and civil rights leader W. E. B. Du Bois came from Great Barrington in western Massachusetts, it's less well known that another great African American leader, Frederick Douglass, traveled extensively in New England. Of course he traveled by train, and experienced many examples of racial prejudice. But [...] The post Train Minute #2: Frederick Douglass Rides the East-West Train in Massachusetts appeared first on Barrington Institute.

Duration:00:02:08

Train Minute #1: Geddes Goes to the City (from Lewis Mumford’s Green Memories)

7/24/2019
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Lewis Mumford was one of the 20th century’s most famous writers on both the urban and rural experience. He and his wife Sophia lived in Amenia, New York, for many decades. This story comes from Mumford’s book, Green Memories, and takes place in the early 1930s. Train Minutes come from the Train Campaign, the rail advocacy [...] The post Train Minute #1: Geddes Goes to the City (from Lewis Mumford’s Green Memories) appeared first on Barrington Institute.

Duration:00:02:14