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Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America

Close-up vintage photo of shiny classic car front and passenger side from New Jersey car show.

Monday, February 12, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Price: Free

Point Pleasant Beach Library

710 McClean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Point Pleasant Beach Library

Event Description

This PBS documentary explores the history and personal experiences of African Americans on the road, starting from the arrival of automobiles through the seismic changes of the 1960s and beyond. 

Driving While Black discusses the background of a phrase rooted in realities that have been a part of the African American experience for hundreds of years.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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