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How Cars Changed Black Life In America

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The freedom of the open road invokes an array of feelings. For a 1950s white family, a Sunday drive might have been a chance for adventure; for a black family, unwarranted traffic stops, even violence. Gretchen Sorin, director and distinguished professor of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York, joins Krys Boyd to talk about the freedoms and challenges of car ownership for African-Americans. Her book is “Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights.”