Omaha, Nebraska 2021-08-05 13:44:21 –
Omaha, Nebraska (WOWT)-Edwina “Curly” Justus Starring Great Plains Black History Museum For signing a book.
Edwina was Union Pacific’s first African-American female train engineer. She began her career in 1976 and stayed at Union Pacific in North Platte, Nebraska for 22 years.
She started her career for her father.
“He will tell them to stop by my daughter’s house, or you know my daughter is the first black female engineer, you know. He is very proud of me I was happy to do something for him, “said Edwina Justus.
She created this book to tell her story and inspire others. She wants growing girls to know that their career potential is endless.
“When was the last time you called the plumber and the woman came out, or did you go to the service station and look under the hood, or when was the electrician a woman? Most of them don’t require college education, so try to do non-traditional things. “
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