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
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.