Date: Thursday, November 18th, 2021
*Please note, author Dr. Mia Bay will be in attendance for this event.
Due to COVID-19, this presentation will take place virtually. The event will be hosted through Zoom, a video conferencing site. No account is required to view the presentation.
Join the Dakota County Historical Society for our monthly book club, "Books From Our Shelves."
November's book is "Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance," by Dr. Mia Bay.
Why have white supremacists and Black activists been so focused on Black mobility? From Plessy v. Ferguson to #DrivingWhileBlack, African Americans have fought for over a century to move freely around the United States. Curious as to why so many cases contesting the doctrine of "separate but equal" involved trains and buses, Mia Bay went back to the sources with some basic questions: How did travel segregation begin? Why were so many of those who challenged it in court women? How did it move from one form of transport to another, and what was it like to be caught up in this web of contradictory rules?
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We are offering this program free of charge, but encourage you to make a donation to the Dakota County Historical Society to offset the cost of operating three historic sites during COVID.