Driving While Black: A Conversation with Gretchen Sorin

June 24, 2020

Join The Mark Twain House & Museum for an evening with acclaimed historian Gretchen Sorin for a virtual conversation with Kimberly Kersey, the new executive director of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum, as they discuss Sorin’s book Driving While Black.



In her book, Sorin reveals how the car—the ultimate symbol of independence and possibility—has always held particular 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. As Sorin demonstrates, black travel guides and black-only businesses encouraged a new way of resisting oppression.



Learn more on the Mark Twain Museum website. 

Location Online
Doors Open 7-8 PM
Program 7 PM