Americas Orphan Trains ZD685209
A history of the Orphan Train Movement in America. It seems incomprehensible that there was a time in America s not-so-distant past that nearly 200,000 children could be loaded on trains in large cities on our East Coast, sent to the rural Midwest, and presented for the picking to anyone who expressed an interest in them. That's exactly what happened between the years 1854 and 1930. The primitive social experiment became known as placing out, and had its origins in a New York City organization founded by Charles Loring Brace called the Children's Aid Society. The Society gathered up orphans, half-orphans, and abandoned children from streets and orphanages, and placed them on what are now referred to as Orphan Trains. It was Brace s belief that there was always room for one more at a farmer s table. The stories of the individual children involved in this great migration of little emigrants have nearly all been lost in the attic of American history.
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Connecticut-born man from mid-1800's who had lived in NYC for about three years when he made the statements to be read in the documentary.
Voice of Charles Loring Brace, Yale graduate and founder of the NY Children's Aid Society in 1853 - in his mid to late twenties at the time the statements were made. Please read in an empathetic/heartfelt/warm/intelligent tone. Read on the slow side rather than fast side: “WHEN A CHILD OF THE STREETS STANDS BEFORE YOU IN RAGS, WITH A TEAR-STAINED FACE, YOU CANNOT EASILY FORGET HIM. AND YET, YOU ARE PERPLEXED WHAT TO DO. THE HUMAN SOUL IS DIFFICULT TO INTERFERE WITH. YOU HESITATE HOW FAR YOU SHOULD GO.” “IN VISITING, DURING MAY LAST, NEAR THE DOCKS AT THE FOOT OF TWENTY-THIRD STREET, I FOUND A BOY ABOUT TWELVE YEARS OF AGE, SITTING ON THE WHARF, VERY RAGGED AND WRETCHED-LOOKING. I ASKED HIM WHERE HE LIVED AND HE MADE THE ANSWER ONE HEARS SO OFTEN FROM THESE CHILDREN - ‘I DON’T LIVE NOWHERE.’”
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