‘Driving While Black’ Reveals history of US Black Drivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new film examines the history of African Americans driving the road from the Great Depression to the Elevation of the Civil Rights movement.

“Driving While Black,” airing this week most PBS stations in the U.S., reveal the way the automobile free African Americans to maneuver around the nation whilst still browsing segregation and violence.

The publication proved to be a riveting narrative on the way the car opened opportunities for blacks in the U.S.

The automobile enabled African Americans to prevent segregated buses and trains across the American South and allowed blacks to travel across the nation. Travel guides introduced with modern-day Underground Railroad to reveal black travelers that hotels and restaurants could serve them.

The free movement opened the window to migration throughout the property and from Jim Crow, draw from the modern Civil Rights Movement.

The job is among the several recent works analyzing travel by individuals of color despite discrimination and threats of racial violence. Candace Taylor’s”Overground Railroad: The Green Book & Roots of Black Travel at America,” published this past year, looks at the way the Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans, aided black travelers to browse segregation and make a travel community.