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Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America

1 hour

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Gretchen Sorin, Craig Steven Wilder, Ric Burns (moderator)

Presented in conjunction with the documentary Driving While Black, acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns is joined by historians and authors Gretchen Sorin and Craig Steven Wilder for a discussion illuminating how the automobile transformed the African American experience in the early-to-mid-20th century and beyond. Discover how this film came together as well as the important subject matter it explores, including how the advent of the automobile offered a newfound sense of freedom while further exposing Black travelers to discrimination and violence on the road. Recorded February 18, 2021

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