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Click here for more information about DVD + BOOK: Driving While Black + Book: The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium (paperback)
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DVD + BOOK: Driving While Black + Book: The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium (paperback)
This COMBO includes: the Driving While Black DVD, the Driving While Black hardcover book, and The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium paperback book.

$180.00   

Click here for more information about BOOK: Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights (hardcover)
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BOOK: Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights (hardcover)
It's hardly a secret that mobility has always been limited, if not impossible, for African Americans. Before the Civil War, masters confined their slaves to their property, while free black people found themselves regularly stopped, questioned, and even kidnapped. Restrictions on movement before Emancipation carried over, in different forms, into Reconstruction and beyond; for most of the 20th century, many white Americans felt blithely comfortable denying their black countrymen the right to travel freely on trains and buses. Yet it became more difficult to shackle someone who was cruising along a highway at 45 miles per hour.

$96.00   

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DVD: Driving While Black
Driving While Black explores the role of the automobile in the lives of African Americans in the early twentieth century. Based on over a decade of research by acclaimed African American historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin, the film draws on an extraordinarily rich archive of material from the period including photographs, advertisements, billboards, road signs, maps, brochures, letters, and legal records - along with riveting oral histories and the on-camera insights of scholars, writers, musicians, artists, religious leaders and ordinary American travelers. The film will be structured by the emergence, flourishing and eventual obsolescence of a new genre of travel literature aimed at facilitating black automobile travel during the period; including The Negro Motorist Green Book "the bible of black travel during Jim Crow" published by a Harlem-based businessman named Victor H. Green, and his wife, Alma.

$72.00   

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