Wed, Jan 24|
Book Discussion | Driving While Black
Join us for a discussion of Gretchen Sorin's "Driving While Black."
Time & Location
Jan 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Bushel Collective, 106 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753, USA
About the event
Please support your local libraries and independent booksellers. One of our favorite stores is The Lost Bookshop in Delhi, NY. They have reserved copies of "Driving While Black" behind the counter for our group!
About the book
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.