Wed, Nov 29|
Book Discussion | Potluck Supper + Driving While Black
Bring a dish to pass!
Time & Location
Nov 29, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Bushel Collective, 106 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753, USA
About the event
We might begin discussing "Driving While Black," by Dr. Gretchen Sorin, but mostly, we'll eat, drink, and be merry. Bring a dish to pass.
Please support your local independent booksellers and libraries. One of our favorite stores is The Lost Bookshop in Delhi. They have copies of the "Driving While Black" reserved for our group behind the counter. If you are unable to get your hands on a copy for whatever reason, please email Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.