Author Talk: Gretchen Sorin on Sojourns in the American City
Gretchen Sorin, Ph.D., Director and Distinguished Service Professor, Cooperstown Graduate Program, talks about her just-released book, Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights, and how the automobile fundamentally changed African American life. Her perspective brings into focus the true history beyond the Best Picture–winning movie, Green Book, showing travel as a political act. In 2018, Derrick Adams’ installation Sanctuary, at the Museum of Arts and Design, treated the same subject through mixed media collage, assemblage, and sculpture.
Following the presentation, join us for Q&A and a book signing of Driving While Black, which is available in the Museum Shop. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Support provided by Art Bridges.