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Driving While Black: African Americans on the Road in the Era of Jim Crow

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

Mar 07 2019
Driving While Black: African Americans on the Road in the Era of Jim Crow

Preview clips from Steeplechase Film’s new documentary Driving While Black and discuss mobility and race in America with Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, the film’s senior historical advisor.

The documentary film Driving While Black: African Americans on the Road in the Era of Jim Crow chronicles the history of African Americans on the road from the 1930s to the 1960s and the genre of travel literature aimed at helping black travelers navigate Jim Crow America. Preview clips from the film and join Senior Historical Advisor Gretchen Sullivan Sorin for a discussion on mobility and race in America.

Gretchen Sullivan Sorin holds a BA degree from Rutgers University in American Studies,

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