The Orphan Train Movement

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By Jeremy Bruce on 04-10-17

A slanted view of orphan trains

As a descendant of an orphan train rider I was interested in the subject. The narration was not done very well. It sounded as if it was robotic.

As for the story I felt it brushed over the stories of how the children felt being shipped across country against their will to or placed with strangers. The story was akin to saying the black men in Africa lived in horrible conditions so slavers helped them by shipping them to the new world. I do not accept that as justification for slavery and I surely do not accept orphan trains were a justifiable solution to the child homeless issue in New York.

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