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Driving While Black with Dr. Gretchen Sorin

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dr. Sorin is the Director of Cooperstown Graduate Program in
Museum Studies. The author of “Driving While Black: African
American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights,” returns to JHC for a
FREE virtual event. She will discuss her acclaimed body of research
and partly autobiographical work which documents the impact of
automobile transportation on the Civil Rights Movement and race
relations in America. Register here.
The struggle to maintain a democratic society is one of our greatest
challenges we face as a people. – Gretchen Sorin
In 1998, Dr. Gretchen Sorin helped envision a dynamic role for the relatively new nonprofit Jay Heritage
Center which was itself born out of courageous advocacy and the activism of numerous historic,
environmental and governmental partners. Sorin encouraged JHC to remind Americans of the struggles of the
framers of the constitution and the courts and to connect those struggles with present day concerns about civil
rights and civil liberties. Today, JHC continues to be inspired by Sorin’s ideas and serves as a community forum
for creative problem-solving and the exploration of difficult issues that affect each of our lives. We’re delighted
to have her share her book with us, a significant work that also inspired a documentary of the same name by
film director Ric Burns and Steeplechase Films.


February 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jay Heritage Center
(914) 698-9275