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Driving while black : African American travel and the road to civil rights

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"How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. 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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  • 19 of 23 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Bedford Hills Free Library 323.11 S (Text)
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31003151428742
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Bronxville Public Library 323.11 S (Text)
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31004151699886
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Chappaqua Library 323.1196 SORIN (Text)
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31005600049672
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Croton Free Library 323.1196 S (Text)
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31006151776507
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Greenburgh Public Library 323.119 S (Text)
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31009154678779
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Harrison Public Library 323.11 S (Text)
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31010300213099
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John C. Hart Memorial Library 323.11 S (Text)
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31030154984801
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Katonah Village Library 323.1196 S (Text)
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31013151860281
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Larchmont Public Library 323.1196 S (Text)
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31014152855544
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Mount Pleasant Branch Library 323.11 S (Text)
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31024250730218
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5050 . ‡aThe 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."
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