April 23, 2020
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In her book "Driving While Black," the acclaimed historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin explores how the car ― the ultimate symbol of independence and possibility ― has always held particular importance for African Americans. Sorin will offer a scholarly examination of the history of black mobility in this country from the antebellum period to now, including the ongoing quest by whites in power to deny or restrict that mobility. Highlights from the upcoming Ric Burns documentary, based on the book, will be screened.
Sorin's presentation and a Q&A will take place in the Community Foundation Theater from 7 - 8:30 p.m. An informal reception will follow in the Gund Gallery's Fischman Lobby from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sorin’s visit to Kenyon is sponsored by the Faculty Lectureships program. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-427-5139.
Thursday, April 16 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022