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Traveling Black : a story of race and resistance

Bay, Mia (author.).

Summary: "What was it like to travel while Black under Jim Crow? Mia Bay brings this dramatic history to life. With gripping stories and a close eye on the rail, bus, and airline operators who implemented segregation, she shows why access to unrestricted mobility has been central to the Black freedom struggle since Reconstruction and remains so today"--

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  • ISBN: 9780674979963
  • ISBN: 0674979966
  • Physical Description: print
    391 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-371) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The road to Plessy: how travel segregation took shape -- Traveling by train: the Jim Crow car -- Traveling by car: race on the road in the automotive age -- Traveling by bus: from the Jim Crow car to the back of the bus -- Traveling by plane: segregation in the age of aviation -- Traveling for civil rights: the long fight to outlaw transportation segregation -- Traveling for freedom: the desegregation of American transportation -- Epilogue: #Black Travel Matters.
Subject: African Americans Segregation History
African Americans Travel History
Segregation in transportation United States History
African Americans Segregation
African Americans Travel
Segregation in transportation
United States
Genre: History.

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      Athens-Clarke County Library
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31001005147211 GEORGIA Available
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