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Driving while black : race, space and mobility in America / producers, Emily Pfeil [and three others] ; co-producer, Greg Sorin ; directors, Ric Burns, Gretchen Sorin.

Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan, (film director.). Burns, Ric, (film director.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library. (Show)

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Summary:

This documentary examines the history of African Americans on the road, from the depths of the Depression to the height of the civil rights movement and on to today. The film explores deeply embedded dynamics of race and mobility in America, focusing in particular on the historical background, unfolding reality, and contemporary relevance of the experience of African Americans navigating the nation's highways during the last four decades of Jim Crow. -- adapted from container.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library DVD 323.1196 D833 (Text) 37801000677292 DVD DVD Branch_Only_3months 04/15/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531712518
  • ISBN: 1531712517
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a documentary in 2020.
Wide screen.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Original music by Brian Keane.
Summary, etc.:
This documentary examines the history of African Americans on the road, from the depths of the Depression to the height of the civil rights movement and on to today. The film explores deeply embedded dynamics of race and mobility in America, focusing in particular on the historical background, unfolding reality, and contemporary relevance of the experience of African Americans navigating the nation's highways during the last four decades of Jim Crow. -- adapted from container.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV14.
System Details Note:
DVD, 16 x 9 wide screen; NTSC, region 1; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same function as closed captions."--Container.
Subject: African Americans > Travel > History > 20th century.
African American automobile drivers > History > 20th century.
Automobile travel > United States > History > 20th century.
Segregation in transportation > United States > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Segregation > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Social conditions > 20th century.
Civil rights > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.

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