The Resource Driving while Black : African American travel and the road to civil rights, Gretchen Sorin

Driving while Black : African American travel and the road to civil rights, Gretchen Sorin

Label
Driving while Black : African American travel and the road to civil rights
Title
Driving while Black
Title remainder
African American travel and the road to civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Gretchen Sorin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Gretchen Sorin recovers a forgotten history of black motorists, and recounts their creation of a parallel, unseen world of travel guides, black only hotels, and informal communications networks that kept black drivers safe. At the heart of this story is Victor and Alma Green's famous Green Book, begun in 1936, which made possible that most basic American right, the family vacation, and encouraged a new method of resisting oppression. Enlivened by Sorin's personal history, Driving While Black opens an entirely new view onto the African American experience, and shows why travel was so central to the Civil Rights movement"--
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Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American automobile drivers
  • Automobile travel
  • Segregation in transportation
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • United States
Label
Driving while Black : African American travel and the road to civil rights, Gretchen Sorin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The journey -- "Humiliation stalks them" -- African Americans and the automobile -- "Through the windshield" -- Driving while black -- Travel guides for everyone -- Victor and Alma Green's The Negro motorist green book -- "Where will you stay tonight?" -- "Vacation without aggravation."
Control code
on1102468064
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781631495694
Lccn
2019036574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102468064
Label
Driving while Black : African American travel and the road to civil rights, Gretchen Sorin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The journey -- "Humiliation stalks them" -- African Americans and the automobile -- "Through the windshield" -- Driving while black -- Travel guides for everyone -- Victor and Alma Green's The Negro motorist green book -- "Where will you stay tonight?" -- "Vacation without aggravation."
Control code
on1102468064
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781631495694
Lccn
2019036574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102468064

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