Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Traveling Black: Race and Resistance on the Road, the Rails, and the Skyways

Mia Bay (NHC Fellow, 2009–10; Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Chair in American History, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania)

February 23, 2023

This webinar will offer an overview of the African American experience on planes, trains, automobiles, and other forms of transportation from the antebellum era to the present day. It will look at the forms of segregation and racial discrimination that have often confronted Black travelers and explore the central role that resistance to travel restrictions has played in Black civil rights struggles.

History / African American History / Discrimination / Racism / Racial Segregation / Travel /