Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

Gretchen Sorin (Author)
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Description

Driving While Black demonstrates that the car--the ultimate symbol of independence and possibility--has always held particular importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Melding new archival research with her family's story, Gretchen Sorin recovers a lost history, demonstrating how, when combined with black travel guides--including the famous Green Book--the automobile encouraged a new way of resisting oppression.

Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
February 09, 2021
Pages
352
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781631498695

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About the Author

Gretchen Sorin is distinguished professor and director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York. She has curated innumerable exhibits--including with the Smithsonian, the Jewish Museum and the New York State Historical Association--and lives in upstate New York.