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Traveling Black

A Story of Race and Resistance

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674979963

Publication Date: 03/23/2021


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

50 photos, 1 table

Belknap Press


  • Introduction
  • 1. The Road to Plessy: How Travel Segregation Took Shape
  • 2. Traveling by Train: The Jim Crow Car
  • 3. Traveling by Car: Race on the Road in the Automotive Age
  • 4. Traveling by Bus: From the Jim Crow Car to the Back of the Bus
  • 5. Traveling by Plane: Segregation in the Age of Aviation
  • 6. Traveling for Civil Rights: The Long Fight to Outlaw Transportation Segregation
  • 7. Traveling for Freedom: The Desegregation of American Transportation
  • Epilogue: #BlackTravelMatters
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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