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The ‘colour bar’ at Euston station

A Panorama reporter investigates an unofficial ‘colour bar’ at Euston Station. A spokesman for British Railways denies any racial discrimination in their recruitment policy. However, the experiences of four Jamaican men applying for a porter’s job contradict his account. A leading member of the National Union of Railwaymen is more forthright. He claims black men are not employed because of a poor work ethic and relations with white employees. First broadcast in 'Panorama' on 17 September 1956.

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