Driving While Black: Documentary Premiere & Discussion – October 13 & 14

vintage photograph of six people in car, child in back seat is making eye contact with the camera

Ben Chaney, center, in the car on the way to his brother’s funeral, August 1964. Mississippi

Piscataway Public Library proudly welcomes documentarians Dr. Gretchen Sorin, Ric Burns, and Emir Lewis (Steeplechase Films) for a virtual discussion of their much-anticipated, ground-breaking film Driving While Black: Race & Space & Mobility in America on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm. This timely documentary closely examines how the fundamental right to travel without restriction in America collides with the harsh reality of systemic racism which has often set limits on the mobility and freedoms of certain of its citizens.  

Watch the premiere of the film on Tuesday, October 13 at 9pm, on your local PBS station, and then join us for a discussion the following evening, Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm, via Zoom to discover the evolution of Dr. Sorin’s acclaimed book Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights from page to screen. 

Can’t wait until the 14th? Piscataway Public Library hosted a discussion Dr. Sorin’s book back in June – you can watch a recording here.  Want to dig into the book?  Borrow a copy to start reading or download the audiobook using hoopla

Please click here to register for this event.

You will receive the link to participate by email a few days before the event.  

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