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History lost in flames: Richmond hotel where Black railroad workers unionized burns down

The historic International Hotel in Richmond — where Black train porters organized their first union — was destroyed by fire Monday. The Richmond Fire Department was called at 5:45 a.m. to reports of a fire at the old, unoccupied hotel. Firefighters arrived at 5:51 a.m. to find the building fully engulfed in flames. Owned by […]