The Chatham Area Public Library invites you to a film screening and discussion of the documentary Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America. Registration is Required by September 17th.

We are inviting the Chatham community (ages 18+) to view and discuss this documentary which explores how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.

Film Viewing: Friday, September 24 at 6:30 pm

Discussion: Saturday, September 25 at 9:30 am

Participants will receive a free copy of the book "Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights" by Gretchen Sorin and a gift card to a black-owned restaurant.

By registering, you are signing up to come to both the film viewing and discussion. 

This event is made possible by the LTC: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant. Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).