Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America

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Discover how the advent of the car brought African Americans new freedom but also dangers.

Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.

Funding for 'Driving While Black' is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Artemis Rising Foundation, Ford Foundation, and The …

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Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.

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