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Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights
Thursday, February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In Driving While Black, the acclaimed historian Gretchen Sorin reveals how the car—the ultimate symbol of independence and possibility—has always held importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by a racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Sorin recounts the creation of a parallel, unseen world of black motorists, who relied on travel guides, black only businesses and informal communications networks to keep them safe. This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register. 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens