Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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JHC Zoom Event



Kevin Peraino, Executive Director

(914) 698-9275



Driving While Black - Book Talk with Dr. Gretchen Sorin 

The struggle to maintain a democratic society is one of our greatest challenges we face as a people. - Gretchen Sorin

Dr. Gretchen Sorin is the Director of Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies. The author of "Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights," returns to JHC for a FREE virtual event. She will discuss her acclaimed body of research and partly autobiographical work which documents the impact of automobile transportation on the Civil Rights Movement and race relations in America.

In 1998, Dr. Gretchen Sorin helped envision a dynamic role for the relatively new nonprofit Jay Heritage Center which was itself born out of courageous advocacy and the activism of numerous historic, environmental and governmental partners. Sorin encouraged JHC to remind Americans of the struggles of the framers of the constitution and the courts and to connect those struggles with present day concerns about civil rights and civil liberties.

Today, JHC continues to be inspired by Sorin's ideas and serves as a community forum for creative problem-solving and the exploration of difficult issues that affect each of our lives. We're delighted to have her share her book with us, a significant work that also inspired a documentary of the same name by film director Ric Burns and Steeplechase Films.

Co-sponsored by the American Women of African Heritage (AWAH).
Thank you to Alger and Con Edison for their generous support of this program



The Jay Heritage Center (JHC) is an educational nonprofit and the steward of the Jay Estate in Rye, New York, a 23-acre National Historic Landmark site and public park. JHC hosts programs in American history, social justice, environment, architecture and preservation. Learn more at www.jayheritagecenter.org or contact JHC Executive Director Kevin Peraino at peraino.jhc@gmail.com