Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County hosting discussion on race, travel during Jim Crow era
OAH Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Mia Bay will present ""Traveling Black, Buying Black: Race on the Road during the Jim Crow Era."
CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is presenting a live, multimedia history from OAH Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Mia Bay titled "Traveling Black, Buying Black: Race on the Road during the Jim Crow Era."
The lecture will be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.
Dr. Bay will draw from the research for her new book, " Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance ."
A history of the African American experience on segregated transportation from the antebellum era to the present day, Traveling Black will share the stories of traveling in Jim Crow cars, riding at the back of the bus and navigating a myriad of discriminatory travel accommodations. The book recovers an intertwined history of travel segregation and black struggles for freedom of movement.
Mia Bay is the Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania.
Registration is required for Zoom participation. To register, visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v7vVeHn_QtuHMX09SPgr_g.