PBS program "Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America" features Bill Eppridge's photograph of the Chaney Family

October 13, 2020 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

 

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Driving While Black logo on photograph of young black boy in car
The key art for the new PBS film "Driving While Black" features Bill Eppridge's photograph of the Cheney family driving to James Chaney's funeral in Meridan, Mississippi, August, 1964


Discover 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.

A ground-breaking, two-hour documentary film by acclaimed historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin and Emmy–winning director Ric Burns– will air on PBS on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. ET

   




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View Bill Eppridge's photography here.

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